Sophie Tanno, Daily Mail, November 1, 2019
A man has been arrested on suspicion of strangling a woman to death with an iPhone cord.
Police arrested Jerome Dzwonek, 21, on Tuesday, two days after the body of victim Larissa Cole, 20, was found dumped behind Viking Skate roller skating rink in Redding, California.
Redding Police Department believe Dzownek strangled her to death with an iPhone cord following an assessment of digital evidence and witness statements.
Dzwonek has admitted to carrying out the crime, police say.
Police were alerted to a dead body outside the ice rink on Tuesday, and they quickly identified the death to be a homicide.
Police say Dzwonek was the last person to communicate with Cole in the lead up to her death.
‘We found several items of evidence, electronic evidence as well as physical evidence at his house that we believe were a part of this homicide investigation.’
Police have not yet revealed a motive for the violent crime, but say there is no evidence to suggest Cole was sexually assaulted.
A family friend of the victim has set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for funeral expenses.
‘On behalf of her Mother Tracey Cole and the rest of the Jones/ Cole family I am stepping in their place to help ease this tough time,’ the page says.
‘Not only should no parent ever have to bury their baby but they should not have to wonder how they are going to pay for this.’