A woman was killed Saturday in a suspected case of domestic violence in downtown Santa Ana, authorities said.
The crime was reported at 11:33 a.m. in a loft at 316 West Fourth Street, Unit 209, Santa Ana Police Corporal Anthony Bertagna said.
Officers were responding to a call about an altercation between a man and a woman, Bertagna said. When they got to the scene they found the apartment closed. A woman who appeared to be in her 30s was found inside with trauma to her body and bleeding and no sign of the man.
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The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
There was no description of the man or his vehicle, the corporal said.
The man lived in the loft and was considered a "person of interest."
The woman's name was not released pending positive identification and notification of relatives, he said.