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Milpitas Police chase man suspected of killing ex-girlfriend

The Milpitas Police Department (MPD) has opened a murder investigation 2 days into the new year, after receiving a call on Sunday from a party who was concerned about a friend. The friend, a woman, had expressed fear to the caller over being followed by an ex-boyfriend.

The last time the caller had spoken to the friend, they’d advised her to contact the police about her ex.

The caller reached MPD yesterday at around a quarter to 1 in the afternoon. Police headed over to Dixon Road and North Milpitas Boulevard. Upon arrival, they saw a car speed out of the parking lot. 

According to a witness, there was a dead woman inside of it. 

MPD vehicles chased the exiting car, which sped next door into Fremont, where it crashed. The driver was injured—both from the accident and from what appeared to be self-harm. 

In the car’s backseat, police found the victim’s body. She had apparently been attacked and killed with a weapon. She and the suspect were known to each other and, consistent with the earlier info from the victim’s friend, had dated at one time. 

Said a press release from MPD, “Detectives from our Criminal Investigations Bureau are still piecing together the sequence of events leading up to the call for service. Multiple crime scenes have been located, including a city owned parking lot at 1265 N Milpitas Boulevard. The crime scenes are being processed by evidence technicians.”

 

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Eric Shapiro
Eric Shapiro
Eric Shapiro is a writer & filmmaker. As a screenwriter, he’s won a Fade In Award and written numerous feature films in development by companies including WWE, Mandalay Sports Media, Game1, and Select Films. He is also the resident script doctor for Rebel Six Films (producers of A&E’s “Hoarders”). As a journalist, Eric’s won a California Journalism Award and is co-owner and editor of The Milpitas Beat, a Silicon Valley newspaper with tens of thousands of monthly readers that has won the Golden Quill Award as well as the John Swett Award for Media Excellence. As a filmmaker, Eric’s directed award-winning feature films that have premiered at the Fantasia Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, and Shriekfest, and been endorsed by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). Eric’s apocalyptic novella “It’s Only Temporary” appears next to Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” on Nightmare Magazine’s list of the 100 Best Horror Novels of All Time. He lives in Northern California with his wife, Rhoda, and their two sons.

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