California police say a woman was found dead in the trunk of a car after cops responded to a “disturbance” call.
A woman was found dead in the trunk of a car after police responded to a “domestic disturbance” call, California State Police said.
On Nov. 6, Huntington Beach police went home The “disturbance” was reported, according to the department’s Facebook post on November 7.
After they arrived, officers found a dead woman in the trunk, Jessica Coachella, a police department spokeswoman, told McClatchy News in a statement.
Officers said the woman died “under suspicious circumstances.”
Investigators from the department’s Crimes Against Persons Unit arrived along with the Orange County Police Department’s Forensics Division and Crime Laboratory, police said.
After conducting interviews and gathering evidence, police arrested Richard Paul Rodriguez, 34, of Holbrook, Arizona, police said.
Police said Rodriguez was booked for murder.
Police did not specify whether Rodriguez knew the woman. They said they would not identify her until her family was notified.
Officers said the investigation is ongoing and are asking anyone with information to call 714-960-8848, according to the release.
Huntington Beach is located about 40 miles southeast of Los Angeles.