An Orange County man was arrested after authorities found him broken down on the side of the road in Tulare County in a dead woman’s car, police said Wednesday.
Milton Louis Mayfield, 55, of Anaheim, was booked in a Santa Ana jail Tuesday night on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found in a local motel earlier in the day.
California Highway Patrol officers encountered Mayfield in a disabled vehicle on the side of the freeway in Tulare County before dawn. When officers tried to help him, Mayfield “made spontaneous statements indicating he may have killed a woman,” and CHP contacted Santa Ana police, Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said.
Santa Ana officials checked several motels before finding the body of the woman, later identified as Deborah Ann Simon, in a room at the Sunshine Village Motel.