A drunk-driving suspect in custody at the Sam Mateo County jail turned into a murder suspect after telling officers about a body inside an East Palo Alto apartment complex. Police say the suspect, who was arrested in Redwood City, talked about the murder while in custody for DUI. Bob Redell reports.
A drunk-driving suspect in custody at the San Mateo County jail turned into a murder suspect on Tuesday after telling officers about his girlfriend's dead body inside an East Palo Alto apartment complex.
East Palo Alto Police Chief Ronald Davis tweeted Tuesday morning that the suspect, who was arrested about 9 p.m. Monday in Redwood City, made statements in jail leading officers to the body while in custody for DUI.
Detective Angel Sanchez said the suspect, who has yet to be identified, told jail officials he wanted to talk to police about a body, and later, he told police to go to a particular address - 45 Newell Road at the Woodland Park Apartments - where detectives found the stabbed woman Tuesday morning.
"It's a first," Sanchez said, referring to a suspect openly volunteering information about a homicide location.
Detectives said it appeared the 47-year-old woman had been killed a few hours before her boyfriend was arrested for DUI.
Sanchez said the suspect was out on parole for assault with a deadly weapon.
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