Man Found Dead in Box Truck After Bloodied Woman Reported on 15 Freeway - NBC Southern California

Man Found Dead in Box Truck After Bloodied Woman Reported on 15 Freeway

Police responded after hearing reports of a bloodied woman running along the highway.

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    Lake Elsinore Homicide

    California Highway Patrol Officer Mike Lassig explains what happened when police responded to reports of a bloodied woman running down the I-10 on April 19, 2019. (Published Saturday, April 20, 2019)

    A report of a blood-covered woman running on the shoulder of the 15 Freeway in Lake Elsinore led officers to the discovery of a dead man in the driver's seat of a box truck on Saturday, the California Highway Patrol said.

    A passing motorist called 911 at about 7:30 a.m. and alerted a dispatcher that the woman was running around the southbound freeway shoulder, the CHP said.

    When officers arrived they found an injured man dead behind the wheel of a box truck and the woman nearby, uninjured but bloodied, according to the CHP.

    She was detained for questioning and investigators were treating the case as a possible homicide, the CHP said.