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Boyfriend arrested in death of woman found in trash can in Stockton

Daniel Winkler
Daniel Winkler Stockton Police Department

A 36-year-old man has been arrested in the death of a woman whose body was found in a garbage can in Stockton on Sunday.

Daniel Winkler, initially detained by police as a person of interest, was arrested on suspicion of homicide, according to a Stockton Police Department Facebook post.

Officers responded to the 9000 block of Don Boriga Way about 9:45 a.m. Sunday regarding a report of a possible dead person in a garbage can. They found a body wrapped up inside the can.

Detectives learned that the crime had occurred in the 700 block of Erma Avenue. A forensic examination conducted Monday indicated the 37-year-old woman died of stab wounds, police reported.

Winkler and the woman were in a dating relationship, according to police, and detectives believe the death is a case of domestic violence.

The woman’s name has not been released.

Hannah Knowles: 916-321-1141, @KnowlesHannah