A California man with a “420” head tattoo was captured in San Francisco on Saturday morning after allegedly decapitating a female relative and likely fleeing with her head, authorities said.
Luis Aroyo-Lopez, 24, was detained after fleeing since Santa Rosa police discovered the decapitated body of a woman inside a home on Thursday, the Santa Rosa Police Department said. Police said no details were immediately available about Aroyo-Lopez’s arrest.
Santa Rosa police officers responded around 3:40 p.m. Thursday to a home in the 500 block of Pomo Trail for a report of a possible homicide. Arriving officers found a decapitated woman inside the home and noted that her head was not found in the residence.
Investigators discovered that Aroyo-Lopez, who resided in Santa Rosa, was a relative of the victim and allegedly killed her before fleeing the scene, according to police.
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Family members said the victim was Aroyo-Lopez’s grandmother, FOX2 KTVU reporter Henry Lee posted on X.
Aroyo-López, who has a large “420” tattoo and a marijuana leaf on the left side of his head, is believed to have left the home with the victim’s head, which authorities believed may still have been in his power while he was on the run.
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However, police did not immediately say whether the victim’s head was recovered following Aroyo-Lopez’s arrest in San Francisco.
Aroyo-Lopez has a violent criminal history, including prison terms for assault with a deadly weapon and weapons charges. The charges were not related to the victim of the homicide incident.
The 24-year-old was recently released from state prison and placed on post-release community supervision, police said.
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Additional details about Aroyo-López’s killing and arrest were not immediately provided. Police said more information would be shared later.