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Jose Luis Ruiz-Santiago, 29, has been charged with second-degree murder after police found a woman dead in Hillsboro.

COURTESY PHOTO: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Jose Luis Ruiz-SantiagoPolice have arrested a Hillsboro man and charged him with second-degree murder after finding a 25-year-old woman dead in a residence Saturday, Aug. 28.

Officers with the Hillsboro Police Department were dispatched to a residence in the 1700 block of Northeast Darby Street on a call for CPR about 9:30 a.m. Saturday, police said in a statement Monday, Aug. 30.

They discovered the woman, Ruby Crystal Cisneros-Martinez, unresponsive inside, police said. She was declared dead at the scene.

Police say investigators were able to determine a suspect, Jose Luis Ruiz-Santiago, 29, was involved in Cisneros-Martinez's death.

Ruiz-Santiago was lodged at the Washington County Jail on a second-degree murder charge.

The case is being investigated by Hillsboro police and the Washington County Major Crimes Team as a domestic violence-related homicide.

No other details have been released at this time.

Court records show Ruiz-Santiago was convicted of charges in a separate incident earlier this year.

He was sentenced in March to probation and other court-stipulated terms after pleading guilty to first-degree arson, a felony, and recklessly endangering another person, court records show.

Ruiz-Santiago was set to be arraigned in Washington County Circuit Court on the murder charge Monday.

People with information related to the case are being asked to contact Det. Anthony Johnson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-681-6190 related to HPD case #21-14367.

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