Man Arrested after Wife Found Dead in Modesto Home

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MODESTO -- Police are investigating a domestic violence homicide after a woman was found dead in a Modesto home Wednesday.

Around noon, officers arrived at the Coffee Villa Drive home after Shannon Simpson's 20-year-old son found her dead.

Simpson's husband, Kelvin, was arrested with the help of Oakland Police Thursday after he left the area following the homicide. He will be booked into the Alameda County Jail on suspicion of murder.

According to the police department, the couple's marriage has a history of domestic violence.

Stanislaus County criminal records obtained by FOX40 show that in 2016 Kelvin Simpson was charged with a total of seven felonies stemming from two separate cases. They included domestic violence on a spouse, assault with great bodily injury and attempted murder. All of those charges were eventually dropped.

The cause of 47-year-old Shannon Simpson's death has not been reported.

Modesto Police have asked anyone who knows anything about the homicide to call them or Crime Stoppers.

Stay with FOX40 as this investigation develops.

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