MURRIETA (CBSLA.com) — A Murrieta man arrested on suspicion of killing his wife was released due to new evidence regarding the cause of death, the Murrieta Police Department reported Sunday.
Officers were called at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday to the Camden Apartments in the 24300 block of Jackson Avenue to investigate reports of a
dead woman, said Lt. Ron Driscoll.
Detectives and a Riverside County deputy coroner conducted a preliminary examination of the 41-year-old victim, whose identity was not immediately released. The investigators said the woman’s death “did not appear to be accidental or self-inflicted.”
Her husband, Vincent Steven Elmer, 49, was arrested on suspicion of murder Thursday following a Murrieta police investigation. Elmer was questioned
by investigators and then taken into custody and booked into the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta.
However, an autopsy conducted Friday by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s coroner brought about information that “questions the exact cause
of the female’s death.”
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The results of that autopsy have not been made public.
According to jail records, Elmer was released Friday night. The Murrieta Police Department said the case requires further investigation.