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Man suspected of killing girlfriend in Salinas has been arrested

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SALINAS, Calif. (KION- TV) -- UPDATE: Salinas Police have arrested a 59-year-old man suspected of killing his girlfriend at a home on Great Island Street.

Police say Richard Ruiz was located in the Gilroy area and arrested after leading police on a pursuit that ended in Soledad.

59-year-old Richard Ruiz is suspected of killing his girlfriend at a home on Great Island Street in Salinas.

Investigators say they were initially attempting to track down Ruiz after his girlfriend was found dead in a home on Great Island Street.

The girlfriend was initially reported missing by concerned family members who said they had not heard from the 57-year-old woman in several days.

It was then officers located and entered the home after trying to make contact with Ruiz and the girlfriend. Upon entry they found the missing woman deceased inside.

Ruiz was booked into Monterey County Jail on charges of murder and evading officers.

Salinas Police detectives processing the scene at Great Island Street in Salinas in connection to a homicide investigation.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification to next of kin.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Detective John McNeil at (831) 758-7277 or email him at: johnmc@ci.salinas.ca.us or call the Salinas Police Department at (831) 758-7321. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call the Salinas Police Department Tip Line at (831) 775-4222.

ORIGINAL STORY

Salinas Police are investigating a homicide. It happened in the 1700 block of Great Island Street Wednesday. Little information is known at this time.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Salinas Police Department at (831) 758-7321. You can remain anonymous by calling the Salinas Police Department tip line at (831) 775-4222.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Central Coast / Crime / Monterey County / News / Salinas
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Max Tarlton

Max Tarlton is a morning anchor at KION News Channel 5/46.

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