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California Briefing / Anaheim

Death of man called 'suspicious'

February 13, 2009|Associated Press

Anaheim police are investigating a woman's claim that her boyfriend died after jumping from her car as she drove on the 5 Freeway.

Police Sgt. Rick Martinez says the man was found injured on the freeway shoulder Monday and was hospitalized with severe head trauma. He was declared dead two days later.

Police said Thursday that Rene Sixtos' death was initially investigated as a hit-and-run until investigators interviewed his girlfriend, who said they were arguing when he jumped from the car.

Police say the girlfriend did not stop and did not report the incident. Martinez calls Sixtos' death "very unusual, very suspicious."

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