Estranged husband arrested on suspicion of murdering wife, man

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A man and woman were found dead Sunday in a condominium in Sabre Springs, and the woman's estranged husband was arrested on suspicion of murder, a sheriff's lieutenant said.

The bodies of the 23-year-old woman and the man were found at 8:18 a.m. during a welfare check at the Evening Creek apartment homes community at 10946 Evening Creek Drive, San Diego police Lt. Kevin Rooney told City News Service.

Rooney said the victims suffered traumatic injuries, but he did not reveal whether they had been shot.

The woman's 41-year-old husband was arrested at a hospital in Murrieta and taken back to San Diego, where he was expected to be charged with two counts of murder, Rooney said.

He would not say why the man was at the hospital. The identities of the suspect and victims were not immediately released, pending notification of their families.

Homicide detectives executed search warrants at the condo and a residence in Murrieta, Rooney said.

He said the couple had rented the condo, but that the husband had recently moved out.

Rooney told the Union-Tribune there was at least one report of gunfire around 3 a.m.

Neighbors who saw the couple move in about a month ago told the newspaper they didn't know the husband reportedly moved out Feb. 13.

One neighbor said the woman was a nurse who walked her dog around the complex in northeast San Diego.

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