Sheriff’s deputies from the Valley Center Substation February 10 responded to a reported stabbing at the Rancho Corrido Campground in Pauma Valley.
They located a male in his 40s with multiple stab wounds. The victim was flown by helicopter to a hospital where he underwent emergency surgery. Valley Center detectives learned the identity of the suspect during a follow-up investigation. Detectives located and arrested 18-year-old Frank Luis Valdez Jr. of Lake Elsinore. Valdez was later booked for attempted murder at the Vista jail. The investigation is continuing.
Anyone with information about this case can call the Sheriff’s Department non-emergency line at 858-565-5200. Call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.