Russell Scott Goldberg, 49, was identified as a person of interest in the murder of a woman in Redondo Beach. He reportedly died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound following a standoff with police on a Utah freeway.
A man wanted in connection with a Redondo Beach murder reportedly died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after barricading himself in his car on a Utah freeway Tuesday night, according to a message sent over Twitter by Utah Highway Patrol.
Earlier Tuesday, a person in New York state called Redondo Beach police and asked they check on a woman living in the 1200 block of Agate Street.
When officers arrived at the apartment, they found a woman's body and began investigating the incident as a homicide, according to Redondo Beach police.
The victim was identified as 45-year-old Margaret Ann Goldberg. Her ex-husband Russell Scott Goldberg, 49, was identified as a person of interest, police said.
Goldberg was described as driving a 2007 Green Saturn Vue with a yellow bumper sticker, according to a police press release.
That vehicle was found being driven in Beaver County, Utah, late Tuesday afternoon, after Redondo Beach police issued an attempt-to-locate bulletin.
A standoff, which closed a section of the I-15 near Beaver, started about 6:45 p.m. MST. Nearly three hours later, a Utah Highway Patrol tactical team approached the vehicle and found Goldberg inside dead, police said.
The former couple reportedly have two children, both of whom are safe, police said.