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Woman Dead, Man Arrested Following Domestic Disturbance Incident At South Coast Motel

Detectives are trying to unravel what led to what they believe was a murder in Ventura County.

Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a Moorpark motel Wednesday morning.  Staff members called 911 requesting help removing a man they say was creating a disturbance in the motel’s lobby.  When deputies went to the man’s room, they found him and a seriously injured woman.  She was taken to a hospital, where she later died.

Detectives say William Justin Koznar had been in a domestic relationship with the woman.  The 32 year old Moorpark man was arrested on a domestic disturbance charge.  After the woman died, a murder charge was added.

The name of the 36 year old Northern California woman hasn’t been released.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.