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Registered sex offender allegedly puts woman's body in trunk, tells Riverside County sheriff's deputies

October 23, 2010 |  1:41 pm

Jason_richard_budrow A 30-year-old registered sex offender with the numerals "666" tattooed over his right eyebrow was in custody Saturday after he drove to a Riverside County Sheriff's station in Lake Elsinore and told deputies that he had the body of a woman in the trunk of his car, authorities said.

Jason Richard Budrow, a resident of the Goodhope section of Riverside County, was arrested on suspicion of murder and booked at the Southwest Detention Center.

Budrow flagged down a sheriff's sergeant on Friday to tell him about the body. Since then, investigators have determined that Budrow, who was on parole, knew the victim and had a "dating relationship" with her.

The woman's name was not released, pending notification of her next of kin. The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Adult Parole is assisting with the investigation.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department encouraged anyone with information involving this case to contact Investigator Randy Thomas of the Central Homicide Unit at (951) 955-2777.

-- David Zahniser