HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBS) — A Huntington Beach parolee was charged Tuesday with strangling a 21-year-old woman in a recreational vehicle parked in his parents’ driveway.
Ean Keith Brown, 38, was charged with murder and faces sentencing enhancement allegations for two “strike” convictions and serious felony convictions for second-degree robbery in 1995 and burglary in 2008, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
Brown, who was freed from prison and on parole for burglary, was living in the vehicle in a driveway in the 8300 block of Danbury Circle, Huntington Beach Capt. Russell Reinhart said.
The victim, Dolores “Arias” Fagan, 21, was living with relatives in the same block, according to prosecutors.
The last time they saw her was when she left home about 5 p.m. Friday.
Brown is suspected of strangling Fagan in the vehicle between Friday and Sunday and leaving the body wrapped in a blanket, according to prosecutors.
Brown’s parents called police just after noon Sunday and asked them to check the vehicle, Reinhart said. Police found the body inside the vehicle, but Brown was not there.
San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies and the California Highway Patrol began a chase of Brown about 4 p.m. Sunday on the northbound Ontario (15) Freeway, Reinhart said.
Police caught up to Brown and arrested him just short of the border with Nevada, Reinhart said.
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