The Murrieta Police Department is investigating after a woman was pronounced dead in the station’s parking lot Friday morning.
At 10:35 a.m., police officers and Murrieta Fire & Rescue were alerted to a woman “suffering from a traumatic injury in a vehicle” parked in the lot in front of Murrieta City Hall, which is next to the police station, police said in a news release.
She was pronounced dead at the scene, and a man was arrested for her death. Police identified the suspect as Jeffrey Calzada, 25, of Claremont.
Police believed the woman was hurt outside of the city, but the exact location was “still being determined.” Investigators later determined that the homicide happened near the intersection of Garey Avenue and Foothill Boulevard within city limits near the Pomona border.
Calzada has been booked into jail and is being held on $2 million bail. He is due in court on Tuesday for his arraignment.
The relationship between the victim and Calzada is unclear at this time.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jason Calvert or Sgt. Miguel Garcia at 951-461-6362.