A man with an extensive criminal history is accused of killing a Napa State Hospital worker this weekend.
The circumstances of the death were not released Sunday, but the victim and the suspect have been identified. An autopsy to determine the cause of death is scheduled for this coming week.
The hospital said she left for her dinner break and did not return as expected Saturday.
Her body was discovered Saturday night at 6:10 p.m. on hospital grounds, according to the release.
Capt. Tracey Stuart, a spokeswoman for the Napa County Sheriff's Office, told Bay City News detectives on the scene acquired information that lead them to the suspect. "We believe he took money and possibly jewelry from the victim," Stuart added.