SAN LEANDRO — A 23-year-old man was in custody after his arrest in connection with the fatal beating of a woman this week, authorities said.
Police said officers responded to an apartment in the 2700 block of Marina Boulevard around 9:30 a.m. Sunday. While en route, officers learned that a woman had been assaulted and was not responsive.
The woman, who was found in a bed suffering from what police described as significant trauma to her head and upper torso, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her identity was not available from the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office coroner’s bureau Wednesday night.
After homicide detectives joined patrol officers at the scene and obtained a search warrant, they reviewed surveillance camera footage and interviewed witnesses and other neighbors, and developed information leading to a suspect who had been in a relationship with the victim.
Several hours later, officers learned the suspect had a tie to a San Francisco address, and contacted police officers there to find and detain the 23-year-old, who lived at the apartment with the victim.
“We are grateful to have dedicated and passionate detectives with strong investigative prowess,” San Leandro police Lt. Matthew Barajas said Wednesday.
“Hopefully, the quick closure of this case can bring some solace to the victim’s family.”
Anyone who may be suffering from domestic violence may call 911, or contact Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments (SAVE) at their 24-hour crisis line at 510-794-6055.
Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.