A man was arrested Sunday on suspicion he murdered a woman, wrapped her in plastic and stored her on the back seat of his car in Whittier, a deputy said.

The body of the woman, believed to be in her 40s, was discovered in the backseat of a vehicle owned by Luis Rey Jimenez-Jimenez in the driveway of his residence in the 8700 block of Orange Street at 9:05 p.m. Saturday, according to Deputy Dangelo Robinson.

Detectives said they believe the woman was killed a week ago by Jimenez-Jimenez.

She suffered blunt force trauma to her head, Robinson said.

The woman’s name was withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Deputies made the discovery during a welfare check on the woman who lives at the location, Deputy Tracy Koerner said.

Jimenez-Jimenez was booked on a murder charge and held in lieu of $2 million bail.

He was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday at Downey Superior court, Robinson said.

Anyone with information should contact the Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222- TIPS.

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