Jaime Rocha, 40, was arrested by Newport Beach police detectives in connection with the murder of Nancy Hammour, who was found face-down and deceased underneath the Bay Bridge near East Coast Highway and Bayside Drive.
Hammour, 28, was a resident of Santa Ana. Her death was caused by a gunshot wound, according to the county coroner.
Rocha was held on $1 million bail in Orange County Jail after being arrested Friday at 7:40 p.m. He was scheduled for a Sept. 10 court appearance.
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