Tatum Goodwin case: Man arrested for homicide after 27-year-old girl discovered useless in Laguna Seaside alley

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LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (KABC) — A person was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of homicide within the dying of a 27-year-old girl in Laguna Seaside, police stated.

Dino Rojas-Moreno, 26, was taken into custody in Laguna Hills after the physique of Tatum Goodwin was discovered by a building employee Sunday morning close to the 200 block of Ocean Avenue, based on the Laguna Seaside Police Division.

Pals stated Goodwin’s physique was present in an alley in a building zone behind Carmelita’s Restaurant, the place she labored. They added that Goodwin had been out for an evening of drinks after her shift at work ended Saturday evening.

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Police stated the arrest got here after detectives gathered sufficient info and proof to determine a suspect.

“Detectives decided this was an remoted incident and there’s no additional risk to the group,” police stated in a information launch.

Bail for Rojas-Moreno was set at $1 million. Newport Seaside and Anaheim police assisted within the arrest.

It is unclear if the suspect knew the sufferer.

Earlier Wednesday, dozens of individuals gathered on the fringe of the San Clemente Pier within the rain to mourn Goodwin’s loss in her hometown.

Family members held one another tight as they shared reminiscences of her.

“I am sorry I wasn’t there to guard her, that she did not deserve this,” Goodwin’s sister Kaylee Goodwin Pitino stated as she fought again tears.

“She was alone combating for her life,” added Stacy Goodwin Pitino, the sufferer’s mom.

Pals on the vigil raised flowers within the air and later threw them within the ocean to honor Goodwin’s reminiscence.

A GoFundMe arrange by the restaurant has already raised greater than $24,000 to assist her household.

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