A man was arrested Thursday morning after a woman he said was his wife fell to her death from the sixth story of a parking garage in Alhambra.
The man, identified by police as 55-year-old Russell Henry Errett, called authorities just after 1 a.m. saying his wife had fallen from the structure located at 26 N. First St., Alhambra Police Department Sgt. R. Rongavilla said.
Arriving officers found the woman in an alley at the bottom of the six-story structure, Sgt. Debbie Gomez said.
Officials tried CPR on the victim for about 20 minutes, but ultimately pronounced her dead at the scene, Gomez said.
The woman is not being publicly identified but was described as a 29-year-old Alhambra resident. A Los Angeles County coroner's spokesman told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune her name was Hui Li.
Investigators believe she fell from the top floor, but were initially unsure if the fall was accidental, or if the woman jumped or was pushed, Gomez said.
But a few hours later, police said Errett had been booked on suspicion of murder.
Although Errett claimed to be the victim’s husband, investigators have not yet confirmed his relationship to the victim. Errett also had a 3-year-old girl with him, whom he described as his daughter.
“At this time we do not know who this gentleman is. We do know he was with her,” Gomez said.
A police news release described Errett as "the self-identified husband." A search warrant was being served on his home late Thursday afternoon.
Surveillance cameras captured the incident but police were not planning on releasing the footage, officials said.
Errett is being held in the Alhambra jail on $1 million bail, police said.