HUNTINGTON BEACH – A 57-year-old man from Huntington Beach was arrested on suspicion of murder Monday after a woman was found dead in his home on Huntington Village Lane, police said.
Nelson Tuiolosega, who police said had self-inflicted stab wounds, was arrested on suspicion of murder, Huntington Beach police Lt. Mitch O’Brien said.
Tuiolosega was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange in critical condition, where he remained under guard. He reportedly underwent surgery.
The death was reported about 9:45 a.m. when police received a call regarding a possible attempted suicide, according to a police statement. Authorities said the man suspected in connection with the death had contacted family members and threatened suicide.
When officers arrived about five minutes later, they found a wounded Tuiolosega, who had apparently stabbed himself, and the adult woman who was dead in the residence, police said.
Police believe Tuiolosega killed the woman but released few details about her death.
Tuiolosega reportedly underwent surgery and is expected to survive.
Citing the active investigation, police on Monday afternoon declined to identify the victim or outline her relationship to Tuiolosega. They also declined to disclose whether a weapon was found at the residence.
Investigators believe that Tuiolosega and the woman were the only people in the house when the killing took place, O’Brien said.
Tuiolosega made no mention of harming the woman, nor did he indicate that she was injured or dead when he was talking to his family members, O’Brien said.
Police indicated that they have not received previous reports of disturbances at the home.
By ALEJANDRA MOLINA and SEAN EMERY/ THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
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