Man accused of killing girlfriend in Huntington Beach caught trying to re-enter U.S. from Mexico

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

A man suspected of killing his girlfriend in Huntington Beach late last month has been arrested as he tried to re-enter the United States from Mexico.

On Wednesday, Diamond Bar resident Christopher Mendez, 35, was identified as a person of interest in the killing of 35-year-old Nicole Marquisee, a Walnut resident who was found dead in the 1100 block of England Street on May 31.

On Friday, he was taken into custody while trying to re-enter the United States from Mexico, the Huntington Beach Police Department said in a news release.

He is being held in lieu of $2 million bail, and he’s “tentatively scheduled” to be arraigned on Tuesday, police said. He did not appear in a search of jail records.

Information such as the manner of death and possible motivation behind the killing have not been released.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective R. Chen at 714-536-5653.

To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227).

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.