Originally published by the Huntington Beach Police Department:
On Monday, November 6, 2023, at approximately 5:15 p.m., the Huntington Beach Police Department (HBPD) responded to reports of a family disturbance at a residence on the 17000 block of Friml Lane. Upon arrival, patrol officers contacted the involved parties and secured the location. During the initial investigation, officers located a deceased adult female. She had passed away under suspicious circumstances.
Detectives from the HBPD Crimes Against Persons (CAP) Unit responded and assumed the investigation. The Orange County District Attorney’s Office and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department- Coroner Division and Crime Lab also responded to assist. Based on interviews and evidence located at the scene, 34-year-old Richard Paul Rodriguez of Holbrook, Arizona, was arrested and booked on one count of PC 187(a) – Murder.
The victim’s name is not being released pending notification of next of kin.
The investigation into this incident is still ongoing, and no further details will be released at this time.
Anyone with information related to this crime is asked to call Detective S. McCollom at (714) 960-8848. Additionally, please contact the OC Crime Stoppers at 1(855) TIP-OCCS (1-855-847-6227) to remain anonymous.