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Police: Roommate person of interest in Newport homicide

Audiel Ruiz (Source: Newport Police Department) Audiel Ruiz (Source: Newport Police Department)
Nick Mendoza (Source: Newport Police Department) Nick Mendoza (Source: Newport Police Department)
NEWPORT, KY (FOX19) -

Newport Police have released the identity of a man who was found murdered, and are searching for his roommate.

Police say Nick Mendoza, 39, was found dead Monday evening in an apartment in the 900 block of Washington Avenue from an apparent stab wound.

Police say Mendoza was living in an apartment with Audiel Ruiz, 42. Police say Ruiz is a person of interest and they are currently looking for him. Both men are from the Los Angeles area.

Ruiz is known to frequent the Newport area. If you see him, call Crimestoppers or Newport Police.

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