This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

MODESTO, Calif. (KTXL) — A Modesto man is accused of killing his girlfriend, after deputies in Tulare County found a car registered to her address on Friday. 

The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office said the sheriff’s office in Tulare County contacted them and asked for a security check at the Modesto address, believing there could be a person dead at the home. 

Deputies went to a home near Canal and South Santa Cruz streets, but there was no answer when they knocked at the door. They then went inside and found 31-year-old Kimberly Hauersperger, who was fatally shot. 

According to the sheriff’s office, the home was a shared apartment between Ring and Hauersperger.

Tulare County deputies said they arrested 39-year-old Joseph Ring and turned him over to the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office. He was booked on suspicion of homicide.