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Police name suspect in Costa Mesa killing

May 27, 2010|By Joseph Serna

Police have identified Samuel Herr as the primary suspect in the killing of a 23-year-old woman in Herr's Costa Mesa apartment over the weekend.

Herr, who lives in his one-bedroom apartment across from Orange Coast College at the Camden Martinique apartment complex, allegedly shot his friend in the head. Police are not identifying the woman because she may be the victim of domestic violence or a sexual assault as well.

Officers were called to Herr's fourth-floor apartment Saturday night about a possible dead body and found the woman's body in Herr's bedroom. Officers have not been able to find Herr.

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His parents declined to comment Wednesday.

Herr, 26, drives a white, four-door 2002 Pontiac Grand-Am with California license plate number 4VJE803. Anyone with information about the incident or Herr's whereabouts are asked to call Sgt. Ed Everett at (714) 754-5395 or Det. Jose Morales at (714) 754-5637 or (714) 754-5280.

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