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Barstow man, 37, arrested for murder of his girlfriend

BARSTOW, Calif. ( — Trayana Denice Taylor was found slain inside her Barstow apartment and police have arrested her boyfriend for the murder.

On Saturday, April 7, 2018, at approximately 10:43 am, deputies from the Barstow Sheriff’s Station responded to an apartment in the 25000 block of West Main Street, in the county area of Barstow, following the report of a found dead body.

Deputies and emergency medical personnel located the victim Trayana Taylor, 27, of Barstow deceased, inside of an apartment. “Taylor suffered multiple injuries and was pronounced deceased inside the apartment,” stated officials in a news release.

During the early stages of the investigation, detectives contacted Taylor’s boyfriend, Andre Dewprey Woodard, 37, of Barstow, who was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun. Woodard was arrested and booked into the Central Detention Center for being a felon in possession of a loaded firearm.

As the investigation continued, detectives determined Taylor had been fatally shot, and Woodard was the suspect in the murder. On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, detectives booked Woodard for PC 187(a) Murder, and the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office has since filed the Murder charge.

The investigation is on-going, and anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Max Kunzman or Sergeant Robert Warrick at (909)387-3589. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

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