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Manhunt underway for suspected murderer of former DA's son

A state-wide manhunt is now underway for a man suspected of killing a former district attorney’s son.

Posted: May 7, 2019 10:19 AM
Updated: May 7, 2019 11:12 AM

MERCED COUNTY, Calif - A state-wide manhunt is underway for a man suspected of killing a former district attorney’s son.

Detectives are looking for Dagoberto Penaloza, who’s suspected of killing Ethan Morse.

The murder happened at a Merced intersection in March while Morse was dropping off his daughter at daycare.

There’s a $1 million arrest warrant out for Penaloza. He’s also wanted on an $11 million arrest warrant for a 2017 attempted homicide in Menlo Park.

Penaloza is considered armed and dangerous. 

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