Arrest Made in Weekend Killing of Woman in Indio

Ceci Partridge

(CNS) – A 40-year-old man accused of fatally beating a woman over the weekend in Indio was jailed today in lieu of $1 million bail.

Edwardo Alvarez of Indio was taken into custody Saturday and booked at the Indio jail on suspicion of murder, according to police.

Officers were sent to the Summer Breeze condominium complex in the 47-300 block of Monroe Street about 5:30 a.m. Saturday on a report of an assault, according to Indio Police Department spokesman Ben Guitron. The victim, whose name was withheld, was found dead at the scene, and Alvarez was questioned there and subsequently arrested.

The suspect and victim “were acquainted” according to Guitron, who did not specify the extent of their relationship, or provide a possible motive in the attack.

The slaying is the sixth homicide reported in Indio this year, Guitron said.

Police urged any witnesses to call Detective Matt Gutting at 760-391-4051. Anonymous tips can also be reported to Coachella Valley CrimeStoppers at 760-341-7867.

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