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Boyfriend arrested after woman’s body is found stuffed in trash can in Stockton

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Daniel Winkler, 36, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of murder, police said.
(Stockton Police Department)

A man was arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of his girlfriend was found stuffed inside a trash can Sunday in a Stockton neighborhood, police said.

Daniel Winkler, 36, is set to appear in court Tuesday in connection with the 37-year-old woman’s death, according to San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office jail records. He is being held without bail.

According to the Stockton Police Department, officers received a report about 9:45 a.m. Sunday of a possible dead body inside a trash can in the 9000 block of Don Boriga Way.

When officers arrived, they discovered a woman’s body that had been “wrapped up,” police said. The victim, whose identity hasn’t been released, was stabbed to death, authorities said.

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Detectives later learned the woman was dating Winkler, police said. He was arrested on Sunday.

Detectives said they think the woman was a victim of domestic violence.

veronica.rocha@latimes.com

Twitter: VeronicaRochaLA

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