Nadia Solis, a 41-year-old Latina, was pronounced dead on Saturday, Jan. 5, after she was struck in the head in the 8700 block of Orange Street in Whittier, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff's investigators.
Deputies went to the home where Solis lived with her long-time boyfriend, Luis Rey JimenezJimenez, after coworkers requested a welfare check because she hadn't come to work for several days, said Lt. Derrick Alfred.
Worried co-workers had come to the house earlier in the week and talked to a relative who was babysitting, The Times reported. The relative said Solis had left and no one knew where she had gone.
On Saturday, however, deputies felt like "things weren't adding up" when they questioned JimenezJimenez, 44, and asked to search the house, Alfred said. Then they noticed JimenezJimenez's car in the carport and asked for the keys.