OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) - Police arrested a 37-year-old man in connection with the death of his 64-year-old mother, whose body was found in her Oceanside home.
At about 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oceanside police were called to a home in the 3900 block of Shenandoah Drive, near Pauline Way.
10News learned the victim, identified as Regina Sardina, had planned to visit one of her sons in Las Vegas. However, when she didn't show up, one of Sardina’s other sons went to check on her and found her dead.
There were no signs of forced entry, but there was severe trauma to the victim’s upper body, police said.
According to police, the victim’s car was found around 5 p.m. Sunday near a Hobby Lobby store on Plaza Drive. A witness saw a man leave the car and get in a cab.
Police found the man through the cab company and took him into custody in Carlsbad. The suspect was identified as the victim’s son, Anthony Sardina.
The Oceanside Police Department's Crimes of Violence Unit is continuing to investigate the case.