Suspect in 210 death turns himself in to Glendale Police

The man suspected of driving a car from which a woman fell onto the Foothill (210) Freeway and was killed this week turned himself in at the Glendale Police Department headquarters on Saturday.

Ricardo "Rick" Jimenez, 26, was held in an interview room at police headquarters until the Los Angeles Police Department took him into custody, Glendale police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.

Jimenez, 26, was wanted in connection with the death of Maria Josefina "Josie" Jimenez, 22, who was killed after falling out of the passenger door of a red car driving on the 210 Freeway in Sylmar on Thursday, according to an LAPD statement released Saturday.

The two are not related, police said.

Lt. Paul Vernon, commanding officer of the Mission Detective Division, said in a statement that the pair, who were engaging in a "very public affair," left a tattoo parlor in Sylmar around 1 a.m. on Thursday.

"We know Rick was driving Josie's red Toyota Corolla when the two left the parlor," he said. "His avoidance raises a lot of questions for us."

Lorenz said that Rick Jimenez turned himself in as a result of LAPD's broad appeal to the public to help identify him, and that there was no known connection between him and Glendale at this time.

"We have not identified any association or links to the city of Glendale at this point," he said.

Rick Jimenez is a North Hollywood resident.


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