April 10, 1947
East Los Angeles
Shouting to a neighbor "Look after the kids!," 32-year-old scrap yard worker Efren Saenz bolted from the family home at 4032 Princeton St. yesterday, leaving wife Amelia, 28, dead in a bedroom closet with several knife wounds in her left breast. The couple's daughters Irma, 7, and Maria Teresa, 3, were playing in the yard at the time of the murder.
East L.A. substation Sheriff's Deputies Tommy R. Johnson and Robert E. McHaney told reporters that Saenz, who they were seeking, was also arrested in late March on an assault with a deadly weapon charge for throwing a table radio at Mrs. Saenz.