Suspect arrested in slaying at San Antonio hotel

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Hotel surveillance video has helped San Antonio police arrest a suspect in the slaying of a California man whose body was found when he missed a funeral.

Police on Monday night announced the arrest of 35-year-old Ivan Aguilar on a murder charge. Online jail records didn’t immediately provide information on bond or an attorney for Aguilar, who’s charged with killing 42-year-old Vincent Diaz of Millbrae, Calif.

Friends contacted the hotel Dec. 23 when Diaz, who was in San Antonio for a funeral, never showed up. His body was discovered in his room.

Sgt. Javier Salazar says it appears a struggle took place in the room. The victim was strangled and personal items were taken.

Security video footage from the lobby shows a man police believe is Aguilar.

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