Ex-boyfriend wanted for murder of woman who had restraining order out against him, family says

Police in San Bernardino are searching for a murder suspect, accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death inside her home last week.

Family members of 26-year-old Briseida Guillen told FOX 11 that she had a restraining order against her ex, identified by authorities as 29-year-old Jovanny Romo Arellanes.

Guillen was discovered dead inside her home in the 1500 block of N. Sepulveda Avenue last Saturday when police responded to a possible domestic violence call. Police said that she had stab wounds to her upper body.

According to Guillen’s family, Arellanes, who is out on parole, showed up at her apartment, got into a fight and then killed her. 

Arellanes was identified by witnesses and detectives later determined that he was responsible for Guillen's death, police wrote in a press release.

Jovanny Romo Arellanes, 29. (Credit: San Bernardino Police)

Family members of Guillen told FOX 11 that on the night she was killed, she texted friends that Arellanes showed up at her home, but by the time her friends arrived at her home to help, it was too late.

Guillen and Arellanes dated for two years but broke up six months ago. Her family members tell us that he stalked her and physically abused her in the past. 

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There is now a $1 million warrant out for Arellanes' arrest.

A GoFundMe was created to assist with Guillen's funeral costs.

Anyone with information on the case or the location of Arellanes was asked to call Detective Hernandez at 909-384-5620, or Sergeant Campos at 909-384-5613.

Are you or someone you know a recent survivor of domestic violence? Help is available. You can reach the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233.

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