Garden Grove Man Arrested for Allegedly Beating Girlfriend to Death

By Drew Van Voorhis
Drew Van Voorhis
Drew Van Voorhis
Drew Van Voorhis is a California-based daily news reporter for The Epoch Times. He has been a journalist for four years, during which time he has broken several viral national news stories and has been interviewed for his work on both radio and internet shows.
December 20, 2021 Updated: December 20, 2021

GARDEN GROVE, Calif.—A 55-year-old Garden Grove man was arrested Dec. 18 for allegedly beating his girlfriend to death.

Garden Grove police were dispatched at 2:47 p.m. to a home off the 13600 block of Glenhaven Drive due to a female in distress, and while en route, they were updated that someone inside the home may be dead, the department announced.

After arriving, police discovered a female in the living room with “major trauma to her face and head area,” and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Her identity is currently not being released.

After obtaining and releasing a suspect description, a patrol officer was able to locate the suspect in the area of Garden Grove Boulevard and Nelson Street. The suspect is identified as Manuel Martin Veerman, who was taken into custody for questioning and was later booked at Orange County Jail for murder.

Police said that witnesses heard Veerman and the victim arguing inside the home before Veerman left. After he was gone, one of the witnesses entered the home, who found the unresponsive victim and called the police.

With the investigation ongoing, the Garden Grove Police Department is asking anyone with information about the incident to contact Detective Camara at 714-741-5824.

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(Courtesy of the Garden Grove Police Department)
Drew Van Voorhis is a California-based daily news reporter for The Epoch Times. He has been a journalist for four years, during which time he has broken several viral national news stories and has been interviewed for his work on both radio and internet shows.