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Boyfriend suspected in death of Elk Grove woman

Moses Valdez
Moses Valdez Elk Grove Police Department

Authorities have identified the victim’s boyfriend as the prime suspect in the November homicide of an Elk Grove mother of two.

Elk Grove police officials are asking for the public’s help in locating Moses Valdez, 38, who is a validated gang member with an extensive criminal history and the prime suspect in the murder of Marissa Pineda de Almanza, 37. De Almanza was discovered in her Franklin Boulevard apartment by her estranged husband Nov. 5.

At the time, authorities said there were obvious signs of trauma but didn’t release the manner of death. Detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for Valdez.

Anyone with information about the location of Moses Valdez is asked to call the Elk Grove Police Department Detective Bureau at (916) 478-8060 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (443-4357). Callers to Crime Alert can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00.

Call The Bee’s Ed Fletcher, (916) 321-1269. Follow him on Twitter @NewsFletch.