STOCKTON (CBS13) — Stockton police are investigating the suspicious death of a 70-year-old woman on the 6100 block of Alturas Avenue.
Officials say officers responded to the residence on Alturas Ave. around 2 p.m. Tuesday on a report of a family member who located his 70-year-old mother, Geraldine Gomez, deceased inside the house.
Police say the family member who called them was the woman’s 44-year-old son Michael Trejo.
After processing the home as a crime scene, detectives arrested Trejo, for felony elder neglect, violating a restraining order, and a warrant. Trejo was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail.
The grieving family arrived outside the home as investigators meticulously combed the home for evidence.
Barbara Bussman lived nearby.
“I feel sad because they’ve lost a mother, a grandmother, a family member,” Bussman said. “Coming around the corner seeing all the police cars everything it’s kind of scary. I’ve lived on this street for almost 16 years.”
Detectives are still investigating the scene and are awaiting an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
The Stockton Police Department is encouraging people to call if they have information pertaining to this investigation. Callers are asked to call the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377, the Investigation Unit at (209) 937-8323, or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600. Callers can remain anonymous.