Man arrested in beating death of mother of his child in Reseda staff via KABC logo
Friday, November 23, 2018
Crime scene

RESEDA, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A 30-year-old woman was beaten to death in Reseda on Thanksgiving morning and police arrested her boyfriend - the father of her child - for her murder.

Paramedics were dispatched to the 7500 block of Enfield Avenue around 10:50 a.m. Thursday for what was reported as a medical emergency. They found the woman dead at the scene and called in police for investigation.

Officers determined the woman had died of blunt-force trauma.

Detectives say they interviewed her boyfriend, Ricardo Sauz, and that he confessed to killing her.

Police say he had a history of domestic violence with the woman. Sauz is the father of the victim's 8-year-old child.

Sauz was booked for murder and is expected to be arraigned Tuesday in Van Nuys.

He was being held on $2 million bail.

Anyone with information was asked to call LAPD Detective John Doerbecker at (818) 374-9550. Tips can also be made to the LAPD's 24-hour tipline at (877) LAPD-24-7 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.