Boyfriend Arrested in Woman's Mysterious Death

Christine Stewart, 47, of Canyon Lake, was found in a suitcase at a Poway motel

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    Stewart (L) and Dorsey were last seen in Lake Elsinore.

    Authorities have arrested a man wanted in the mysterious death of his girlfriend, whose body was found in a suitcase at a Poway motel.

    Riverside County prosecutors say Mexican authorities and the FBI arrested 28-year-old Joseph David Dorsey near Rosarito Tuesday.

    Christine Stewart, 47, of Canyon Lake was reported missing August 6. Two days later, her body was found at a Best Western in the 13800 block of Poway Road.

    Stewart was last seen in the Lake Elsinore area with Dorsey.

    Soon after the discovery of Stewart's body, officials put out a request for the public's help finding Dorsey driving a dark blue 1994 Ford Explorer sport utility vehicle.

    Investigators say Dorsey will face a charge of murder.