RANCHO CORDOVA (CBS13) — A man has been arrested in connection to the case of a woman found dead in a Rancho Cordova hotel room back in January.
Rancho Cordova police say, back on Jan. 25, first responders were called to a hotel along the 10700 block of Gold Center Drive to do a welfare check. Inside a room at the hotel, officers found a woman dead.READ MORE: Scott Peterson Set To Be Re-Sentenced For Murder Of Pregnant Wife
Detectives interviewed witnesses and collected evidence at the time, but police say the woman’s manner of death was unclear.
A companion of the woman was also interviewed at the time, police say.READ MORE: Person, Cat Rescued From Citrus Heights Apartment Fire
Since then, the woman – now identified as 43-year-old Shanda Lee Givens – was found to be the victim of a homicide. An arrest warrant was then issued for 45-year-old Tevis Jacob Payne.
On Thursday, Payne was arrested. He has been booked into Sacramento County Jail on homicide charges.MORE NEWS: Deputies Searching For Home Invasion Robber Who Targeted Mountain House Residence
No other information about the case, including how Givens died, has been released at this point.