SANTA ANA (CBSLA) – A woman was found murdered in a motel in Santa Ana Tuesday morning.

(Santa Ana Police Department)

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The victim, who is believed to be in her 40s, was discovered dead by Santa Ana police officers during a welfare check at around 5 a.m. in a room at the Sunshine Village Motel, located at 1427 East First St.

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According to Santa Ana police, a man had been detained in Fresno in connection with the case, police said. There was no word on the exact manner of the victim’s death, or a motive.

A warrant was expected to be served to search the motel. Investigators were also on their way to Fresno to question the detained suspect, police said.

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The victim’s name was not immediately disclosed.