LAKE ELSINORE - A Lake Elsinore man suspected of killing his girlfriend and abducting their 2-year-old son was taken into custody today in Las Vegas.
Celestine John Stoot Jr., 42, had last been seen Monday, when Riverside County sheriff's investigators allege that he killed Natasha Denise Barlow of San Jacinto.
According to sheriff's Sgt. Deanna Pecoraro, the attack occurred Monday afternoon at a residence in the 17000 block of Hayes Avenue in Lake Elsinore.
Pecoraro said patrol deputies were called to the location to investigate reports of a death and found the 43-year-old woman inside the home.
The exact cause of Barlow's death was not specified, and there was no mention of a possible motive.
According to Pecoraro, detectives immediately identified Stoot as the alleged assailant a