A 42-year-old woman was arrested Thursday on suspicion of murdering a woman believed to have been killed at a Diamond Bar home that caught fire early Wednesday.
Un Young Lee of San Dimas was booked on suspicion of murder and was being held in lieu of $1 million bail, said Deputy Grace Medrano of the Los Angeles County Sheriff‘s Information Bureau.
Lee was due to appear in court in Pomona on Friday, Medrano said.
The sheriff’s department reported Wednesday that the victim’s daughter-in-law had been detained in the case.
Los Angeles County fire crews responded around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday to a fire at a home in the 1200 block of North Diamond Bar Boulevard, according to the sheriff’s department. Fire crews searched the home after dousing the flames and did not find anyone inside, and arson investigators were called to try to determine how the blaze started.
Investigators received information that the victim may have been killed by another woman who may also have set the fire, according to the sheriff’s department.
That woman was thought to be driving to Tustin and Tustin police detained her at the intersection of Tustin Ranch Road and Greenway Drive, officials said.
At the time, investigators believed the victim’s body was in the suspect’s vehicle, but the sheriff’s department has not confirmed that turned out to be the case. It’s also unclear if the suspect is thought to have set the fire.
The victim’s name has not been released.
— City News Service