A California man, 48, was arrested for murder after his 25-year-old wife was found dead at home Sunday, authorities said.
Deputies found Courtney Arvizu during a welfare check at her Santa Clarita home at about 2 a.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office said.
Through a window, deputies spotted Arvizu lying on the living room floor and forced their way inside, they said.
Arvizu was unresponsive to the deputies' attempts to render aid, authorities said. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Her injuries were consistent with blunt force trauma, deputies said.
Her husband, Rob, was inside the home at the time, Deputy Crystal Hernandez told the Daily News.
Rob Arvizu was arrested and booked on suspicion of murder. He is being held in lieu of $1 million bail and is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.
"It appears to be a domestic violation situation at first blush," Lt. Dave Coleman told the Santa Clarita Valley Signal.
Hernandez said a motive had not yet been established and she did not know who requested a welfare check.
She referred further inquiries to homicide detectives, who did not immediately respond to the Daily News’ requests for comments.
The Arvizus had been married for just two months and ran a fitness wear clothing company since at least June 2014, according to social media.
"Courtney Burton, I refuse to call you by that monster's last name," friend Candice Simonian wrote on Facebook. "I watched you grow up...You blossomed from a beautiful child to a beautiful woman. Hard to believe you're no longer here with us."