Suspect in Norco murder arrested near Arizona border

NORCO – A man who allegedly killed another man outside a home in Norco was arrested today near the California-Arizona border.

Klaus Foster, 54, was arrested on suspicion of murder just after midnight in the San Bernardino County town of Big River, about 60 miles north of Blythe.

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Foster in connection with the Sunday death of Gerald Lee, 57.

Lee and Foster were allegedly involved in a physical altercation just after 8 p.m. Sunday outside a home in the 1400 block of Pacific Avenue in Norco, sheriff’s Sgt. Wallace Clear said. Lee was found laying in the home’s driveway and not breathing, Clear said. He was taken to Corona Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. His cause of death was not disclosed.

The sheriff’s department released a description of Foster and his pickup truck in hopes that the public might assist in locating him. At that time, deputies only said Foster was wanted for questioning in regard to Lee’s death.

According to Clear, “additional leads directed investigators to a residence in Big River, California, near the Colorado river,” where Foster was taken into custody by San Bernardino sheriff’s deputies.

Foster was being held at the Riverside County jail in Blythe on $1 million bail.

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