A domestic violence murder suspect was brought back to Los Angeles Tuesday after surrendering to police in Santa Cruz.
Joseph Chung, 50, was wanted on suspicion of killing his 48-year-old ex-wife, whose name has not been released, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Officers responded Wednesday about 2:30 p.m. to a call of a possible dead body in an apartment near the 400 block of Berendo Street near Fourth Street in Koreatown. They discovered a woman’s body inside the apartment and determined that the death was suspicious in nature, according to police.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office ruled the case a homicide, and police identified Chung as a suspect, police reported.
“There was a history of domestic violence,” police reported.
Authorities believed that Chung had fled the area, and Chung surrendered himself at a Santa Cruz police station about 5 p.m. Monday. He was brought back to Los Angeles Tuesday for booking and arraignment, according to police.