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Oceanside Woman Found Dead in Vehicle-UPDATED

Updated Dec. 28, 4:30am: The victim in this homicide investigation has been identified as 22-year-old, Melissa Contreras. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help her family with expenses.

Oceanside Police Detectives from the Crimes of Violence unit responded to the scene to investigate and during their investigation, a suspect, Uriel Leon (DOB: 4/15/92), was located and transported to the Oceanside police Department for questioning. Uriel Leon was ultimately arrested on P.C. 187(a)-Murder. He was transported to the Vista Detention Facility and booked on the above mentioned charge.

Oceanside CA— Last night, December 26, 2016 at 8:41pm. Oceanside Police responded to reports of a person down inside a vehicle near the intersection of West Redondo Drive and Luna Drive.

Upon arrival, a female was located inside the automobile and was pronounced deceased by Oceanside Fire Paramedics.

The victim is an Oceanside resident in her early twenties; her identity is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

One person is being questioned about the incident by Oceanside Police Detectives.

We will update this story when more details become available.