VALLEJO (CBS SF) — A 31-year-old man has been arrested in the November murder of Adrienne Florez, a transient who was found shot to death in a South Vallejo neighborhood near the Napa River.
The Vallejo Police Department said Edward Holden was arrested on Feb. 24th after investigators identified a vehicle involved in the Nov. 15th slaying.READ MORE: Oakland Police Chief Armstrong Appeals to Public in Wake of City's 100th Homicide; 'We Gotta Do the Work'
At the time of his arrest, Holden was in custody at the Solano County Jail for an unrelated incident.
“I am thankful for the detectives and their exceptional work in solving this murder case,” Vallejo Chief of Police Shawny Williams said in a news release. “While this doesn’t bring Ms. Florez back, we certainly hope solving this case brings solace to her family and friends.”READ MORE: California Insurance Commissioner: 325,000 Residents Near Recent Wildfires Won't Lose Insurance
Florez was unfound unresponsive on Derr St. just south of Lemon St. She was suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Vallejo Fire Department also responded and a paramedic declared her death at the scene.
“Our unhoused population deserves our deepest compassion, service and protection,” Williams said. “We will tenaciously pursue justice in this case.”
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Anyone with additional suspect information about Holden or the circumstances surrounding Ms. Florez’ murder is asked to contact Detective Joel Caitham at 707-648-4280.