Investigators Looking into Possible Murder-Suicide of Newlywed Fresno Couple

FRESNO – Police are looking into a possible murder-suicide that left a woman dead in a Fresno apartment and her new husband dead in Southern California.

Santiago and Christina Flores

The body of 40-year-old Santiago Flores was found inside a car in a parking lot in Montclair, Calif. in San Bernardino County on Monday morning. Investigators in Montclair have said that the death was a suicide.

The car Flores was found in was registered to his wife, 44-year-old Christina Flores, of Fresno. Montclair police contacted the Fresno Police Department and requested that they do a safety check on the wife.

Officers went to the apartment in the Foxwood Apartment complex at Fresno Street and Herndon Avenue where the couple lived and discovered the wife’s dead body.

An autopsy was completed on Christina Flores’ body on Tuesday, but the cause of her death still remained unclear. Authorities say there were no signs of trauma on her body. Additional testing, including toxicology tests, will be conducted to try to narrow down the cause of death, as well as the time of death.

The Flores couple had only been married since April, according to authorities. They say Santiago Flores had a violent criminal history and was possibly involved in a gang. Christina Flores, meanwhile, worked as a respiratory therapist and did not have a criminal history.

Investigators are interviewing family and friends about the couple’s alleged rocky relationship to determine what might have led to her death.

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Investigators Looking into Possible Murder-Suicide of Newlywed Fresno Couple was last modified: January 4th, 2018 by admin
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Elizabeth Warmerdam

Beth Warmerdam is a freelance journalist based out of Reedley. She graduated from Fresno State in 2004 with a BA in print journalism and has worked for several newspapers and magazines. In addition to writing, Beth enjoys being a stay-at-home mom, trying to keep up with her 2-year-old son, Zachary.