Murder Suspect Arrested in Pomona After Woman’s Death: Investigation Ongoing

Pomona, California – A man has been taken into custody on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of a woman in Pomona back in February, as announced by authorities on April 2nd. The Pomona Police Department Special Investigation Unit arrested Tommy Ray Belin, 43, on March 21st, for the alleged killing of 25-year-old Andrea Bustillos.

The case originated on February 26th when patrolling officers responded to a 9-1-1 call at the 900 block of West Holt Avenue in Pomona concerning a woman who may have overdosed on fentanyl. Upon arrival, officers discovered Bustillos unconscious with visible injuries. Despite efforts by firefighters to revive her, Bustillos was pronounced dead at the scene.

Following their investigations, authorities identified Belin as the primary suspect. He was apprehended in Upland and subsequently booked at Pomona City Jail on charges of murder, assault, and failing to register as a sex offender upon relocating from a residence.

At present, uncertainty surrounds the cause of the woman’s death, whether due to an overdose or her injuries. Additionally, the motive behind investigators pinpointing Belin as the suspect remains undisclosed. The inquiry is currently ongoing.

This development underscores the ongoing efforts of law enforcement to bring justice in cases of such nature and serves as a reminder of the importance of swift and thorough investigations in criminal matters. As the inquiry progresses, further details are expected to emerge to shed light on the circumstances of this tragic incident.

The arrest of Belin serves as a critical step towards seeking accountability for the untimely passing of Bustillos and underscores the commitment of authorities to ensuring the safety and security of the community. As the legal process unfolds, the public will await further updates on the case to understand the full scope of the investigation and potential outcomes.