Arizona Man Arrested After Woman Found Dead in Trunk of a Car in Huntington Beach

Arizona Man Arrested After Woman Found Dead in Trunk of a Car in Huntington Beach

Newport Beach Police and HAZMAT Units investigate 2 deaths and one injury at a Balboa Island Home in Newport Beach, Calif., on Oct. 25, 2021. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

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Updated: 11/7/2023

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.—An Arizona man was arrested on suspicion of murder in the death of a woman at a residence in Huntington Beach, police said Nov. 7.
Officers were sent to the 17000 block of Friml Lane at about 5:15 p.m. Nov. 6 after receiving reports of a family disturbance at the residence, according to the Huntington Beach Police Department.
“Upon arrival, patrol officers contacted the involved parties and secured the location,” police said in a statement. “During the initial investigation, officers located a deceased adult female. She had passed away under suspicious circumstances.”
Detectives from the Crimes Against Persons Unit were sent to the scene, police said.
“The Orange County District Attorney’s Office and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Coroner Division and Crime Lab also responded to assist,” police said. “Based on interviews and evidence located at the scene, 34-year-old Richard Paul Rodriguez of Holbrook, Arizona, was arrested and booked on one count of PC 187(a) Murder.”
The woman’s name was withheld, pending notification of her relatives.
“The investigation into this incident is still ongoing, and no further details will be released at this time,” police said.
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call Detective S. McCollom at 714-960-8848. Tipsters may also call OC Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS.
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