LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles police say a key witness in a burglary case who vanished while walking his dog has been found.
A police statement on Friday said 22-year-old Darwin Vela was located in the LAPD’s Pacific Division. Investigators are trying to determine what happened to him.
There’s no word on his condition.
Vela was supposed to be in court on Thursday to testify at a preliminary hearing for a man charged with burglarizing the home of the ex-girlfriend of actor Nicolas Cage.
Vela vanished Tuesday while walking his dog. His fiancé says the dog later returned home with blood on its leash.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.
A key witness failed to show up in a burglary case involving Nicolas Cage’s ex-girlfriend because he vanished earlier this week after going on a walk with his dog, authorities said Friday. The animal returned home without his owner - but with a leash smeared with blood.