Chelsea Joan Smith, a 27-year-old white woman, was fatally beaten and strangled Monday, March 16, in the 4600 block of Whitewood Avenue in Long Beach, according to authorities and Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner's records.
About 8:30 p.m., officers from the Long Beach Police Department were called to a home regarding a potential suicide, according to a news release from police.
While officers were on their way to the home, they were told a murder may have occurred in the back unit.
Officers arrived and "encountered a male adult suspect," police said. The man immediately surrendered to police and was taken into custody.
Police then went into the home and found Smith on the ground. Paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene.
Coroner's records show Smith died of "homicidal asphyxiation." Prosecutors said that Smith was fatally beaten.
Authorities said that Smith and Colin Chandler Wolters, a 35-year-old white man, lived ...
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