Woman found dead in San Jose, suspect died while attempting to escape from the scene

A woman was killed on Saturday in San Jose, and her boyfriend, identified as the suspect, later died in a vehicle crash while trying to flee, according to police.

The incident occurred around 8:05 p.m. in the 2300 block of Arden Way, where officers responded to a report of a possible deceased person.

Upon arrival, they found the woman and determined she was a homicide victim. Homicide detectives identified the victim’s boyfriend as the primary suspect.

Using license plate readers, investigators discovered that the suspect had fled the scene and the city in a vehicle. San Jose police and neighboring agencies later found that the suspect had been involved in a vehicle collision and died.

The motive and circumstances of the killing were still under investigation, and the identities of the suspect and victim were not disclosed.

This incident marked San Jose’s sixth homicide of the year. Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Sgt. Barragan and Detective Van Brande of the San José Police Department’s Homicide Unit via email at 4106@sanjoseca.gov and/or 4542@sanjoseca.gov, or by calling 408-277-5283.

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