A man arrested on DUI charges the night before led officers to the discovery of a woman's body at an East Palo Alto apartment complex Tuesday morning, and police were investigating the death as a homicide, a police captain said.
At about 6 a.m., officers went to the apartment building at 45 Newell Road after a man in custody in San Mateo County Jail made “spontaneous remarks” to deputies about a possible crime in one of the units, East Palo Alto police Capt. Federico Rocha said.
A woman, believed to be around 47 years old, was found dead inside the residence, Rocha said.
The 48-year-old suspect, whose name has not been released, had been arrested for drunken driving in Redwood City at around 9:30 p.m. on Monday, Rocha said.
He remained in custody Tuesday but has not been arrested for homicide, Rocha said.
The San Mateo County coroner's office remained at the scene as of 9 a.m. Tuesday, he said.
The cause of the woman's death had not been determined by later Tuesday, Rocha said.
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