Police on Wednesday identified the man who was stabbed to death in Costa Mesa as Robert Jay Liken, 43, of Long Beach.
Costa Mesa police believe Adolph Mireles, 38, of Huntington Beach stabbed Liken about 6 a.m. Tuesday in the 1100 block of Atlanta Way after the two fought over a relationship they had with the same woman.
Liken was at the home visiting the woman, according to police.
Neighbors said a husband, wife and their two sons live at the house where Liken was killed, and that the family, after facing some financial difficulty, rented out a room to a large tattooed man and his girlfriend.
Neighbors said they complained to police about disturbances at the home before the stabbing.
Late Tuesday, police found the 2011 Toyota Corolla they believe Mireles used to leave the crime scene. It was parked on a street in northwest Long Beach, according to Sgt. Cam Phillips.