San Angelo Detectives Identify Suspect in Arden Ridge Homicide, Suspected Arson Investigation
Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have obtained an Arrest Warrant for 35-year-old Sergio Eduardo Coyac-Aguilar in connection to the July 2, 2018 Homicide and suspected Arson investigation at the Arden Ridge Apartments.
Coyac-Aguilar, a Mexican National that was working in San Angelo under a false name, is believed to have murdered his co-worker, 59-year-old Miguel Mendez, by beating him to death.
Autopsy results indicate Mendez died from blunt force trauma to the head. Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire declared the death a homicide due to assault. It is believed that Coyac-Agular set fire to the apartment to conceal the crime scene.
Investigators developed Coyac-Agular as a person of interest during the initial field investigation; however, his positive identification was hindered due to Coyac-Agular’s use of a false name. Through investigation it was learned that Coyac-Agular obtained work in the United States under the guise of falsified permanent residency status and with a fictitious social security card.
It is believed Coyac-Agular fled to Mexico after the murder. If you have information about Coyac-Agular’s whereabouts, please contact the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division at (325) 657-4264. To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.