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Husband arrested for killing wife, leaving body in San Diego Bay

Posted at 10:54 AM, Jan 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-31 22:42:09-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The husband of a woman whose body was found in San Diego Bay in 2016 was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of murder.

32-year-old Elizabeth Sullivan was reported missing to San Diego Police on October 14, 2014.

Homicide and Missing Person detectives conducted an extensive search at Liberty Station, where she had last been seen.

Sullivan’s body was discovered two years later in San Diego Bay, along 2600 Farragut Rd. in Liberty Station.

A friend told 10News that Sullivan and her husband, who was in the Navy, were having marital problems.

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Homicide detectives determined Sullivan, a mother of two, was murdered and identified the suspect as her husband Matthew.

Detectives obtained a warrant for Matthew Sullivan’s arrest last week and took him into custody at his home in Wyoming, Delaware. He will be extradited to San Diego.

The victim's close friend, Nathan Caracter, told 10News that he was expecting the arrest, "I was almost relieved. I know there's still gonna be difficult times with the trial but I'm glad they're progressing and moving along."