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Palmdale Man Arrested on Suspicion of Killing Wife in Domestic Violence Incident: Sheriff’s Officials

A Palmdale residence is taped off for investigation after a woman was found dead there on Oct. 18, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

A Palmdale residence is taped off for investigation after a woman was found dead there on Oct. 18, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

A man claimed to have assaulted his wife was arrested after authorities responded to their home and found the woman dead on Thursday, officials said.

Deputies initially made contact with 41-year-old Neil Edgar around 10 a.m. at a local hospital after he said he assaulted his wife, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.

Upon speaking with Edgar, officials learned the assault occurred in the couple’s home on the 38500 block of 11th St East.

Footage from the scene showed investigators had taped off a single residence at the Eleventh East Townhomes.

The victim was found inside with trauma to her upper body, authorities said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Sheriff’s Department was not releasing her name Thursday night.

Her death is being investigated as a domestic violence incident.

Edgar was being held on suspicion of murder on $2 million bail, sheriff’s officials said.

Anyone with information about the case can contact the Sheriff’s Department’s at 323-890-5500.