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College student named as suspect in slaying of woman in Costa Mesa

An Orange Coast College student is the primary suspect in the killing of a 23-year-old woman found shot in the head at his Costa Mesa apartment, police said.

Costa Mesa police said the woman was a friend of the suspect, Samuel Herr, and was visiting him at his apartment when he allegedly shot her in the head. Police are not identifying the woman because she also may be the victim of domestic violence or sexual assault.

Herr lives across the street from the campus in a fourth-floor, one-bedroom apartment in the Camden Martinique complex.

Officers were called to his apartment Saturday night about a possible dead body, and found the woman's body in Herr's bedroom. He was not at home when officers arrived, and police told the Daily Pilot they haven't been able to contact him.

Police said Herr, 26, drives a white, four-door 2002 Pontiac Grand Am with California license plate number 4VJE803.

Anyone with information about the incident or Herr's whereabouts is asked to call Sgt. Ed Everett at (714) 754-5395, or Det. Jose Morales at (714) 754-5637 or (714) 754-5280.

Read the full story here.

-- Joseph Serna, Daily Pilot

Comments () | Archives (3)

RE: Article from KTLA: "Elderly Women Kidnapped from Target at Gunpoint and Robbed."

The lady in the photo is clearly black but everyone, including journalist dare not be politically incorrect. Yet, if whe were white or Asian her race would have been reported. That is so pathetic.

Police have released surveillance images of the armed suspect. She was described as a heavyset woman in her 30s, about 5 feet 5 inches tall with her hair in a pony tail.

The second suspect was described as a woman in her 30s, about 6 feet tall and 175 pounds.

What does "Politically Incorrect's" comment have to do with THIS story?

What does "Politically Incorrect's" comment have to do with THIS story?

he or she is and idiot. Also Politically Incorrect fails to type a sentence that is a complete thought. I do not know if he is saying the Elderly Women is black or the kidnappers.


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