September 18, 2013

Persons of Interest From our Stabbing Case on Monday September 16th

The Santa Cruz Police Department has identified persons of interest in the follow up investigation of the stabbing on September 16, 2013.   

Mitra Osho Orescan, 22 yrs

Lauren Michelle Lotz, 22 yrs

Mitra Orescan currently has a warrant for his arrest from previous traffic and narcotics offenses.  He was arrested by SCPD on September 9, 2013 for Child Endangerment.  He was out of custody and at the stabbing incident on September 16th.  Orescan has a history of drug and traffic related contacts with the police department.

Lauren Lotz is only a person of interest in this case.  She does not have any active wants or warrants.

Detectives are still looking for the blue Dodge Quad Cab truck and driver that transported the stabbing victim to the hospital following the incident. Here's an image of the truck we captured from surveillance video

Detectives believe the motive for the stabbing was a confrontation over a drug deal. Our victim has not been a huge help to the investigation, but we are working through it in spite of this. 

If you have information on the whereabouts of these individuals please call 9-1-1 or you can leave an anonymous tip (831) 420-5995 or our smart phone app.