SDPD: Woman Dies After Beating in Clairemont Home

A woman found unconscious in a PB apartment may have been the victim of a fatal beating that occurred in Clairemont

San Diego Police arrested a man on charges of first-degree murder in connection after his roommate was found unconscious in a Pacific Beach apartment.

Officers were called to an apartment at Missouri Street and Mission Boulevard Sunday at 3:30 a.m. They found a woman who wasn’t breathing but appeared to be suffering from no external injuries.

At a nearby hospital, however, medical staff told police the victim suffered severe trauma to the head and left arm.

Investigators say the woman died from injuries she suffered when she was battered Saturday at a Clairemont home.

On Sunday, police went to Mt. Everest near Mt. Ararat Drive where they arrested 62 year-old David Ashton.

Ashton was booked in County Jail just after 5 p.m. Sunday on one count of murder and is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday.

The San Diego County Medical Examiner has identified the woman as Ashton's roommate, Regina Eve Moore, 48, of San Diego.

Investigators say anyone with information on this crime can call the Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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