A man was arrested Monday in the killing of his girlfriend at the home they shared in the Bret Harte area south of Modesto.
Deputies responded that afternoon to a call of a woman needing medical aid in the 100 block of Imperial Avenue, Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department spokesman Deputy Royjindar Singh said. Deputies and medical responders found a woman with obvious signs of death, so no lifesaving measures were taken, he said.
The death appeared suspicious in nature, Singh said, and at the conclusion of an initial investigation, the woman's boyfriend, Jaime Ramirez Rosas, was arrested. Rosas was at the home, but it was not immediately clear if he's the one who made the 911 call.
A criminal complaint filed against Rosas on Wednesday morning identifies the 32-year-old victim as Rosalina Chavez. The couple have a child, Singh said, but there was no immediate information on gender or age.
The Sheriff's Department also is not yet releasing information on apparent cause of death, Singh said.
Rosas, 32, is being held without bail in the Stanislaus County Jail, facing charges of murder and inflicting corporal injury on a spouse/cohabitant. The criminal complaint charging him with murder includes an enhancement alleging Rosas acted with premeditation.
In a separate case, also filed Wednesday, he faces charges of burglary and sexual battery.