SAN JOSE -- A man who died after being found in a fast food parking lot early Thursday has been identified as Demetrius Porter, a 36-year-old who police said was slain with a "sharp cutting instrument."
Porter was the 16th homicide of the year for San Jose and the fourth in a bloody 12-hour period in the South Bay.
San Jose police spokesman Sgt. Jason Dwyer wouldn't specify what kind of weapon was used, but said Porter's death was "a very brutal way to die."
Dwyer said they do not have a suspect in custody and there is no known motive, although investigators do not believe it to be gang-motivated.
Officers found Porter, who had been living at his brother's home in San Jose, around 1:20 a.m. after receiving reports of an injured man lying in the 400 block of Blossom Hill Road, in the trash-bin area of a Jack in the Box restaurant.
Police said Porter appeared to have been assaulted. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
On Wednesday, a man was arrested after three of his relatives were stabbed, two of them fatally, at an Alum Rock home in unincorporated San Jose. Earlier the same day, a woman was found slain inside a room at the Holiday Inn Express Motel on Monterey Road in San Jose.
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