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Parolee reports body in car, gets arrested

Jason Richard Budrow, seen here in a booking mug provided by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, was arrested Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, near Lake Elsinore, Calif., after showing up at a sheriff's station and telling authorities he had a woman's body in his convertible. (Riverside County Sheriff's Department)

October 23, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A parolee was arrested after showing up at a Riverside County sheriff's station with a body in the trunk of his car.Jason Richard Budrow, 30, who is a registered sex offender, was arrested on suspicion of murder on Friday.

Investigators said he flagged down a sheriff's sergeant at the Lake Elsinore station and told the sergeant he had a dead woman in his car.

Authorities did not immediately release the woman's name or information about how long she had been dead or how she died.

It was unclear what Budrow told deputies about the woman's death. He did say that he had been dating the woman.

The state corrections department said the suspect was on parole and in compliance with his sex offender registration requirements.

The Associated Press and City News Service contributed to this report.