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Man arrested in slaying of Garden Grove woman

Arturo Salazar, 50, of Garden Grove was arrested in connection with the murder of Maria Christina Ramirez-Diaz, 52, of Santa Ana on Oct. 15, 2010.

October 16, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A man suspected of murdering a 42-year-old Garden Grove woman was arrested and jailed on Saturday.Police didn't have to go far to find the suspect. Authorities said Arturo Salazar, 50, was still inside the home where the woman, Maria Christina Ramirez-Diaz, was killed.

Family members found Ramirez-Diaz on the garage floor of the home in the 13000 block of Fairview Avenue around 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

Police said she had suffered significant injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Salazar was taken to the police station for questioning before he was arrested.

The two were apparently involved in a prior relationship and have a child together.

Salazar is being held on $1 million bail.

City News Service contributed to this report.