Woman found dead with gunshot wounds inside car

A traffic collision investigation took an unexpected turn when Salinas police say they found the driver had been shot.

Around 3:15 a.m. Tuesday, a Marine Police Department unit came out of a local hospital and encountered a single-vehicle collision near Natividad Road and Lunsford Drive.

Officers contacted Salinas Police to investigate.

When Salinas agents arrived, they found Faith Elizabeth Valenzuela, 29, inside the car. Valenzuela was unconscious and not breathing, officers said. The woman underwent CPR and officers also checked that she had no injuries.

Police found him shot.

Valenzuela was rushed to a local hospital but died of his injuries.

No arrests were made and police are asking for the help of the public to find the shooter.

If anyone has information about this investigation, call Detective Robert Miller at (831) 758-7954 or email robertm@ci.salinas.ca.us. You can also call the Salinas Police Department at (831) 758-7321. If you wish to remain anonymous, call the department’s information line at (831) 775-4222.

Sheyanne Romero is a journalist for the USA TODAY Network and manages content for the Salinas Californian.

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