Santa Ana man arrested in murder of woman found in Newport Beach

Jaime Rocha, 40, was arrested by Newport Beach police detectives Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, in connection with the murder of Nancy Hammour.
September 9, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Santa Ana man was arrested Friday in the murder of a woman found in Newport Beach last Monday.

Jaime Rocha, 40, was arrested by Newport Beach police detectives in connection with the murder of Nancy Hammour, who was found face-down and deceased underneath the Bay Bridge near East Coast Highway and Bayside Drive.

Hammour, 28, was a resident of Santa Ana. Her death was caused by a gunshot wound, according to the county coroner.

Rocha was held on $1 million bail in Orange County Jail after being arrested Friday at 7:40 p.m. He was scheduled for a Sept. 10 court appearance.

The Newport Beach Police Department is asking anyone with additional information to call the Police Department's hotline at (800) 550-NBPD. Messages may be left anonymously.


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