Tuesday, February 7, 2012

San Diego, CA: Boyfriend Of Woman Found Dead Turns Self In

SAN DIEGO -- A Bay Park man was arrested on suspicion of murder and arson Monday after emergency crews found his live-in girlfriend dead from an apparent knife wound while extinguishing several intentionally set fires in the couple's home.

Firefighters responding to a 911 call in the 4800 block of Huron Avenue just after 5 a.m. arrived to find two blazes inside the home, one in the living room and one in a rear bedroom, according to San Diego police.

While escorting three residents out of the home, one of them commented that a woman was still inside," SDPD Lt. Kevin Rooney said. "Firefighters found a woman in a rear bedroom, the same bedroom where a fire was extinguished. The woman had suffered an apparent stab wound, and she was pronounced dead at the scene."
The identity of the woman, who was in her 40s, was withheld pending family notification.

The only resident of the house who was not present when emergency personnel arrived was the dead woman's boyfriend, 41-year-old Anthony Elias Estrada, according to police.
Shortly before 7:30 a.m., while patrol officers were briefing homicide investigators about the case, Estrada surrendered to workers at Clairemont High School, the lieutenant said. The employees notified police, who responded and took Estrada into custody.

The suspect was being held without bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.

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