A 27-year-old woman accused in the death last fall of a Home Gardens senior under her care was located in Colorado, where she’s awaiting extradition back to Riverside County, authorities said Wednesday.
Kyla Mylissa McCall was arrested Friday by law enforcement officials in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, and is being held without bail at the Jefferson County Jail.
McCall is charged with murder for the October death of 69-year-old Sandra Ross.
According to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Rick Espinoza, McCall allegedly abused Ross over an unspecified period, causing injuries last Oct. 3 that resulted in the victim’s hospitalization.
Doctors immediately detected that the injuries had been intentionally inflicted, and sheriff’s detectives were notified, Espinoza said, but no other details were disclosed.
On Oct. 30, Ross succumbed to her injuries, and the ensuing investigation culminated with the filing of a murder charge by the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office.
When deputies went to take McCall into custody last month, she could not be found. An arrest warrant was issued, and she was tracked to a residence in the suburbs of Denver, according to the sheriff’s department.
The defendant has no documented prior felony convictions.
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