Last month, Bio SoCal responded to a tragic crime scene in a Huntington Beach, California, apartment that resulted in the death cleanup after a homicide of a young woman. Although never an easy task, we are honored that we could help by providing crime scene cleanup services so the family can safely enter the unit to clean out their loved one’s belongings.
Homicide in Huntington Beach
Responding to reports of domestic violence currently taking place at an apartment complex in Huntington Beach, California, police arrived to find the body of a 25-year woman who had died from a gunshot wound. Also at the scene was her 34-year-old boyfriend who needed immediate medical attention. After conducting their investigation of the suspected homicide in Huntington Beach, the police arrested the boyfriend less than two days later and held him on a $10 million dollar bail.
Cleaning up after domestic violence in Huntington Beach
When physical domestic violence occurs and body fluids such as blood are spilled, especially throughout a larger area, then professional biohazard cleanup is needed to clean the crime scene. Between the potential damage to the building structure if bodily fluids are left to soak into materials unchecked and the infectious diseases the body fluids can carry, all the fluids and porous materials infected need to be removed and discarded as medical waste by a professional biohazard cleanup company experienced in crime scene cleanup. This attention to detail prevents further tragedy in the homes and properties where domestic violence has occurred. In addition to the fluids, chemicals used in crime scene investigations are also left at the scene and need to be cleaned such as fingerprint powder. By cleaning, sanitizing, and decontaminating the area, all hazards will be removed and the area made safe.
Though a property owner needs to check with the specific coverage of their insurance policy, most property insurance includes payment for cleaning up bodily fluids and chemicals after a crime has taken place.
Need help escaping domestic violence?
Seeing the resulting crime scenes after domestic violence and homicide take place, it is painful to think of all the violence people have gone through before reaching this stage of needing our professional cleanup services. Domestic violence is violence that is committed within a domestic circle. This can include married couples, dating relationships, relatives, family friends, and adults to children, basically any close relationship between the victim and the perpetrator.
If you are experiencing domestic violence, whether physical, emotional, or sexual, there is immediate help available. For help escaping domestic violence, contact these organizations:
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) – If you are experiencing domestic violence, help is a phone call away 24/7. “All contacts made to The Hotline are always free, confidential, and free of judgment. If you’re looking for someone to talk to about your situation, our advocates can help you begin to address what’s going on in your relationship.”
- Laura’s House: Located in Huntington Beach, Laura’s House provides domestic violence-related services to the 915,000 residents of Orange County, California and beyond including crisis hotline support, children’s programs, legal services, transitional housing, emergency shelter, counseling and resources, outreach, and education.
We’re here for crime scene cleanup
If you need help cleaning up after a crime scene including spilled body fluids after domestic violence has taken place or if you have questions about homicide cleanup, death cleanup, or crime scene cleanup anywhere in Southern California, we at Bio SoCal are always here to help and are just a phone call away. Call us 24/7 at (714) 831-0088.
Our thoughts are with the family and friends who lost their loved one in this incident.