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Corpus Christi police make an arrest in city's latest homicide

Posted at 2:41 PM, Oct 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-16 18:48:55-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — Corpus Christi police have arrested a man connected to a homicide investigation.

Police officers were called to a home in the 300 block of Balboa Street to do a welfare check.

When officers arrived, they found 36-year-old Dolores Salazar dead. Investigators gathered evidence and talked to witnesses at the scene.

Detectives say they gathered enough evidence to issue an arrest warrant for 38-year-old Robert Rosales.

He was arrested for murder at a home in the 8200 block of Baylark Drive.

His bond has been set at $1 million.

The victim and suspect know each other, and it was not a random act of violence.

Wednesday afternoon, the victim's family members said Dolores was in a relationship with Robert Rosales. They added she had broken up with him and wanted him to leave the house but he refused to leave.

The family also said she was a bank teller and did not have any children. But she left behind a sister and a couple of nieces and nephews.