Richard Rodriguez, a 34-year-old man from Holbrook, Arizona, has been arrested in California following the discovery of a deceased woman in the trunk of a car. The incident occurred in Huntington Beach, where the body was found last night. Rodriguez now faces a murder charge. Huntington Beach Police responded to a call regarding a family disturbance, leading them to the residence where they made the grim discovery.
Authorities in Holbrook had initially received a missing person’s report for Christy Romero, a 54-year-old woman. Evidence suggested that someone had forcibly entered her home, and her car was also missing.
Prior to these events, Romero had obtained an order of protection against Rodriguez and had expelled him from their shared residence. Rodriguez was ultimately apprehended at his parents’ home in California, where Romero’s car was located with her lifeless body inside..