Huntington Beach

Suspect held, victim is ID’d


A SUSPECT has been arrested in connection with the death of a woman in Huntington Beach (Shutterstock).

UPDATE: Gina Lockhart, 60, of Huntington Beach has been identified as the victim of the suspicious death investigation.


The identity of a woman whose body was found buried at a Huntington Beach mobile home park has still not been determined, but a suspect has been arrested. According to the HBPD, Antonio Padilla, 34, was charged today (Tuesday) with the killing of the woman. He was originally held as a “person of interest” on Sunday, then formally arrested later.

Police were called to the 7800 block of Slater Avenue (west of Beach Boulevard) on Saturday by residents complaining of an odor.

The site was excavated and the women’s body was unearthed.

Padilla, who is being held without bail, is facing a single count of murder.

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