48-year-old man arrested for murdering 25-year-old wife in Newhall

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department vehicle is parked in Newhall, where a woman's body was found on Sunday, May 24, 2015.

A 48-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murdering his 25-year-old wife in Newhall early Sunday morning.

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies found Courtney Arvizu's body at about 2:10 a.m. in the 22800 block of 9th Street, while conducting a welfare check. Deputies found Arvizu lying in the living room and forced their way in.

Arvizu appeared to have suffered blunt force trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene, homicide detectives said.

Deputies later detained and arrested Arvizu's husband, Robert Arvizu. He was being held on $1 million bail.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those who prefer to provide information anonymously may call "Crime Stoppers" at (800) 222-TIPS (8477).
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