A 47-year-old Martinez woman was apparently murdered on the steps of the Chamber of Commerce building near the Amtrak Station around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Martinez police say, and a Concord man is in custody.
According to a release, police received a report of a fight between a man and a woman on the steps of the Chamber office at 603 Marina Vista, which was closed at the time. Witnesses said the man struck the woman and walked away.
Police later found 25-year-old Jason Castillo from Concord walking down Ferry Street, and booked him into county jail on suspicion of murder, where he is being held on $1 million bail.
Police are withholding details on the case pending further investigation.
Stay tuned to Martinez Patch for further details as they emerge.