PD: Man facing murder charge in ex-girlfriend’s stabbing

Ottawa County

HOLLAND, Mich. (WOOD) — Holland police say a man who is accused of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend after breaking into her home has been arrested.

Police responded to a report of a domestic assault in the 500 block of W. 24th Street at 2:15 a.m., according to a release from the Holland Department of Public Safety.

Officers found a 61-year-old woman at the home with multiple stab wounds and a sliding glass door that had been broken out.

The woman, whose name was not released, died at the scene.

Several K-9 units were brought in to try to track a suspect and investigators spent hours processing the scene and interviewing witnesses.

Just before 10 a.m., detectives found the 61-year-old suspect at a storage facility on the city’s south side, police said.

Jail records identified the suspect as Salvador Gonzales Ruiz. Facing a murder charge, he’s being held without bond.

Anyone with information should contact police at 616.355.1150 or policetips@cityofholland.com. Anonymous tips can be made to Silent Observer at 877.887.4536, mostips.com or by texting OCMTIP to 274637.

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