Authorities Detain Woman En Route to U.S.-Mexico Border After Her Husband Found Dead in Hemet

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A woman was detained as she was driving toward the U.S.-Mexico border after her husband was found shot to death Monday at a home in Hemet, authorities said.

Authorities received a call around 6:19 a.m. about a man who had been shot at a home in the 900 block of Silver Dust Trail, according to the Hemet Police Department.

Medical personnel responded and pronounced Hector Navarrete, 41, deceased “as a result of being shot,” a police news release stated.

Posted by Hemet Police Department on Monday, July 2, 2018

Navarrete’s wife Beatriz Navarrete, 42, was detained in Imperial County¬†after the Hemet Police Department Investigations Bureau took over the case, authorities said. She was stopped as she was headed toward the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities said.

It’s not clear if Beatriz Navarrete has been arrested in the case, and no further information was released.

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