Woman who authorities say was killed by her husband in Porterville identified


The woman who was killed in Porterville on Tuesday has been identified.

Samantha Lopez, 31, of Porterville is the wife of the man suspected of killing her.

The cause of death is still pending autopsy results.

At 12:19 p.m., deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office were called to the 1100 block of east Date in Porterville for a welfare check under suspicious circumstances. When they arrived, a man ran away from the scene.

He was later detained.

Victor Lopez is facing domestic violence, murder and child endangerment charges.

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