Tue. Jun 25th, 2024

Detectives from the Huntington Beach Police Department (HBPD) Major Crimes Unit have made an arrest in connection with the homicide that occurred on the 1100 block of England Street on May 31, 2024.

Following extensive collaboration with several law enforcement agencies near the United States-Mexico border, HBPD detectives detained 35-year-old Christopher Mendez of Diamond Bar on Friday, June 7, 2024, at approximately 5:30 p.m.

Thanks to the assistance of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Diplomatic Security, and the U.S. Consulate General Tijuana, Mendez was apprehended while attempting to re-enter the United States from Mexico. Initially a person of interest, Mendez has now been arrested for the homicide of 35-year-old Nicole Marquisee of Walnut.

Mendez is currently in custody with a bail set at $2,000,000. His arraignment is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, June 11, 2024.

The investigation remains ongoing, and no additional details will be released at this time.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call Detective R. Chen at (714) 536-5653. To remain anonymous, please contact the OC Crime Stoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227).

Marquisee was a dedicated RN who stepped away from aesthetic nursing to go back to the bedside as a frontline travel nurse when COVID hit. 

By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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