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Before Miami murder, victim and roommate often got drunk and argued, neighbor says

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MIAMI – Miami detectives are searching for Yasnier Lopez Debora’s killer on Monday.

Officers found Lopez, 31, stabbed to death in a pool of blood about 5 a.m. on Sunday. His body was in the home where he lived near the intersection of Northwest 11th Street and Northwest 40th Ave., in Miami’s Flagami neighborhood.

Detectives believe Lopez was involved in what would be his last fight with his roommate on Saturday, police said. Ivan Zepeda, a neighbor, said the victim and his roommate often got drunk and argued.

“I heard the commotion,” Zepeda said, adding he didn’t think anything of it until officers told him Lopez was dead.

The property owner said Lopez, the registered tenant, had only been living there for about two months. The roommate, who was a migrant from Cuba, had only been there for a few weeks.

Detectives did not release a suspect’s identity. They are asking anyone with information about the murder to call Miami-Dade County Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

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About the Authors:

Sanela Sabovic joined Local 10 News in September 2012 as an assignment editor and associate producer. In August 2015, she became a full-time reporter and fill-in traffic reporter. Sanela holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications with a concentration in radio, television and film from DePaul University.

Saira Anwer joined the Local 10 News team in July 2018. Saira is two-time Emmy-nominated reporter and comes to South Florida from Madison, Wisconsin, where she was working as a reporter and anchor.