Garden Grove: Man Arrested After Girlfriend Found Dead Inside Home

55-year-old Manuel Martin Veerman, of Garden Grove. Photo by Garden Grove Police Department.

12.18.2021 | 2:47 PM | GARDEN GROVE – A 55-year-old man was facing murder charges after his long-term girlfriend was found dead inside a home, Saturday afternoon.

Officers responded to reports of a woman in distress in the 13600 block of Glenhaven Drive around 2:47 PM.

When units arrived on scene they located a woman with major head and face trauma deceased inside a home.

Initial reports indicate that witnesses heard the woman arguing with a man who fled the location. When the witnesses went to check on the woman they found her deceased.

A description of the suspect, the victim’s apparent long-term boyfriend, was obtained and officers later him near the intersection of Garden Grove Boulevard and Nelson Street.

After further investigation the man, identified as 55-year-old Manual Martin Veerman, of Garden Grove, was placed under arrest on suspicion of murder.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact Detective Camara by calling (714) 741-5824.

Anonymous tips can be submitted through the Orange County Crime Stoppers by calling (855) TIP-OCCS or by visiting their website at

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