Friday, June 15, 2012
"RIVERSIDE, CA — Riverside police are investigating the killing of a woman in her apartment as a potential murder–suicide after her boyfriend was struck and killed by a train shortly after her death Friday morning, June 15.
"A family member discovered the woman’s body at 9:15 a.m. in her apartment in the 8000 block of Indiana Avenue, south of Monroe Street, Riverside police Lt. Guy Toussaint said.
"The victim had a history of domestic violence with an estranged boyfriend, Riverside police Officer Bryan Galbreath said.
"No one reported hearing any screams or cries of distress prior to the slaying. In the morning the woman’s family tried to wake her before realizing she had been killed. Police said the woman suffered obvious injuries to indicate a homicide.
"Riverside County coroner’s officials confirmed the boyfriend was the same man who was killed by a train after 1 a.m., less than three miles away from where the woman was killed. Police are considering the man as a person of interest in the case until all other suspects can be ruled out.
"Homicide detectives are investigating the cause of death, but believe the man may have killed the woman in her apartment, then went to the train tracks.
"The Coroner's office said the man was seen walking onto the tracks and into the path of an oncoming train, about 300 yards west of Mary Street and Indiana Avenue.
"Police have not determined if the case is a suicide or accidental."
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