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Man Accused of Killing Young Mother of 3 in Oceanside Arrested

The body of a 22-year-old mother was found dead inside a vehicle in Oceanside.

A man accused of killing a young mother of three, found dead inside a car in Oceanside Monday night, has been arrested, San Diego Police (SDPD) said.

The suspect appears to be a man who was dating the woman and lives in a house close to where her body was found, said police officers.

A neighbor reported seeing the body lying down inside a vehicle, near the intersection of Luna and West Redondo Drive at about 8:41 p.m.

The woman, a 22-year-old Oceanside resident, was pronounced dead when Oceanside Fire Paramedics arrived on scene, confirmed Oceanside police.

During the investigation, a suspect was found and taken to the Oceanside police department to be questioned. The suspect, identified as Uriel Leon, age 24, was later arrested, according to Oceanside police.

Leon was booked into the Vista Detention Facility on a suspected murder charge. The suspect is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.

A homicide investigation from the Oceanside Police Detectives from the Crimes of Violence Unit is ongoing. No further information was currently available.

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