CLACKAMAS COUNTY, OR (KPTV) - Deputies have identified the woman found dead in Clackamas County on Sunday morning, and have also made an arrest in the case.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said a Camp Namanu employee found the woman's body in a ditch around 10:30 a.m. on Southeast Camp Namanu Road near the Sandy River in the Bull Run/Sandy area.

On Monday, detectives identified the victim as Coral Rodriguez-Lorenzo, 38, of southeast Portland. According to the sheriff's office, she had been listed as a missing person out of Portland.

Rodriguez-Lorenzo's husband, Martin Gallo-Gallardo, 45, was brought in for questioning.

According to the sheriff's office, Gallo-Gallardo confessed to the murder during an interview with detectives.

Court documents state he told detectives he accidentally elbowed his wife in the face after an argument. She tried to call police, but instead he drove them out to the location where her body was found. 

A probable cause affidavit states she got out of the car, but Gallo-Gallardo pushed her, causing her to hit her head. He then admitted to stabbing Rodriguez-Lorenzo more than once, according to the affidavit. 

The medical examiner determined Rodriguez-Lorenzo suffered blunt force trauma to the head and was stabbed multiple times. 

Gallo-Gallardo has been booked into the Clackamas County Jail on a charge of murder and is being held without bail. He pleaded not guilty Tuesday. 

A GoFundMe account was set up to pay for Rodriguez-Lorenzo's funeral expenses. 

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