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Man arrested in death of North County mother

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Posted at 2:03 PM, Nov 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-01 17:11:11-05

SAN DIEGO,Calif. (KGTV) -- A North San Diego County mother died early Sunday morning and the father of her children has been arrested, authorities said.

San Diego County Sheriff's Department deputies responded to calls of a possible shooting just after midnight at a home on 25969 Duro Rd. in Valley Center, according to Lt. Chad Boudreau of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

When deputies arrived, they found an adult female suffering from a traumatic injury. The victim was rushed to Palomar Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries, said Boudreau.

The victim was identified as Mayra Meraz, 31. Her injuries were not made available at this time.

The suspect, Anthony Daniel Chaloux, 42, was arrested and booked into jail for murder.

According to Boudreau, the suspect and the victim were in a domestic relationship and have two children together.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Sheriff's Homicide Unit at (858) 285-6330/after hours at (858) 565-5200. You can also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.