Arrest Made in Pomona Murder Case: Woman Found Dead in February

POMONA, California – Authorities announced on Tuesday that a man has been taken into custody on suspicion of murder following the death of a woman in Pomona in February. The Pomona Police Department’s Special Investigation Unit arrested 43-year-old Tommy Ray Belin on March 21 for the alleged killing of 25-year-old Andrea Bustillos.
The investigation began on February 26 when officers responded to a 911 call in Pomona reporting a woman possibly overdosing from fentanyl in the 900 block of West Holt Avenue. Upon arrival, officers discovered Bustillos unconscious with visible injuries. Despite efforts by firefighters to save her, Bustillos was pronounced dead at the scene.
Belin, identified as the suspect, was apprehended in Upland for the charges of murder, assault, and failure to register as a sex offender with the police after moving from a residence. It remains unclear whether Bustillos died from an overdose or her injuries, as well as the exact details that led authorities to Belin as the suspect.
The investigation is currently ongoing to further uncover the circumstances surrounding Bustillos’ death and the events that transpired before and after the tragic incident. On this note, authorities continue to urge anyone with pertinent information to come forward and assist in shedding light on this case.
It is crucial for the community to remain vigilant and cooperative with law enforcement as they work diligently to bring closure and justice in this case. As the investigation progresses, more details are expected to emerge to provide a clearer picture of the events leading up to Bustillos’ untimely demise.
The Pomona Police Department reassures the public that they are committed to ensuring accountability and bringing those responsible for Bustillos’ death to justice. The community’s support and cooperation are paramount in achieving a resolution in this case and preventing such tragedies from recurring in the future.