Family seeks justice for Phoenix man stabbed to death at park: 'He was just a good man'

A family is looking for justice after a man was stabbed to death et El Reposo Park in Phoenix on Sept. 25.

The incident, which happened near 5th Street and Alta Vista, happened at around 6:30 a.m. that Sunday morning.

Officers found a man with a stab wound. He later died at the hospital, and police are still trying to identify the suspect involved.

A niece of the victim identified him as Manuel Holguin, who was homeless and had been sleeping at the park at the time. He was just trying to protect his home when he was stabbed, family members said.

"He was just a good man," said niece Viviana Tapia during a vigil for Holguin. "He didn't have much, but he gave what he had, and for someone to take his life when he was protecting his home…hope they find the person [who did it] and we get justice for him."

The family is trying to raise money for his funeral. 

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