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Missing San Jose Man Found Fatally Stabbed, Body Hidden For Weeks

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69-year-old Stanley Jacobson was found fatally stabbed at the Hilltop Manor apartments in San Jose on March 7, 2013. Jacobson went missing on February 5, 2013. (San Jose Police Department)

69-year-old Stanley Jacobson was found fatally stabbed at the Hilltop Manor apartments in San Jose on March 7, 2013. Jacobson went missing on February 5, 2013. (San Jose Police Department)

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SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – A missing man was found stabbed to death in his South San Jose apartment Thursday morning and investigators have arrested a suspect in the case, police said.

Officers responded to a report of a dead body at the Hilltop Manor low-income senior apartment complex at 790 Ironwood Drive around 11:35 a.m., Sgt. Jason Dwyer said.

When officers arrived, they found the stabbing victim, Dwyer said.

The man was later identified as 69-year-old Stanley Jacobson, who went missing in early February, according to police.

Police said last week that Jacobson, who suffered from dementia, had last been seen by a neighbor at his home on Ironwood Drive on Feb. 5.

His family reported him missing Feb. 18 and told investigators that Jacobson did not know how to read or write and had left his wallet and identification at home.

It was Jacobson’s family members who discovered his body Thursday , Dwyer said.

Police said they have arrested 46-year-old Regina Butler in connection with the killing.

Regina Butler was taken into custody in the death of Stanley Jacobson (SJPD)

Regina Butler was taken into custody in the death of Stanley Jacobson (SJPD)

At the time they announced Jacobson’s disappearance, police said it was possible that he was in the company of Butler, and that he may be driving a tan 1996 Ford Taurus with license plate No. 3PQF984.

Jacobson’s death marked San Jose’s eighth homicide of the year.

No one at Hilltop Manor was immediately available for comment.

Thursday’s homicide comes a day after a man was found stabbed to death in a park in the Almaden Valley neighborhood of San Jose.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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