Gregory Hopkins

Photo courtesy Carbondale Police Department

VENICE- The Los Angeles Police Department Beach Unit Arrested a dangerous Illinois fugitive late Wednesday. 

Police say Gregory Hopkins, 27, of Carbondale IL, was arrested on homicide charges at Ocean Front Walk and Sunset Avenue on January 5 at 11:30 p.m.  

Investigators with the Carbondale Police Department said Hopkins killed his 26-year-old wife Gloria Hopkins.

According to police, Gloria's body was discovered at her home after a welfare check earlier this week. 

Investigators determined Hopkins fled from Carbondale and traveled to Venice. 

The LAPD Beach Unit arrested Hopkins on Wednesday. 

Carbondale has been charged First Degree Murder and Aggravated Domestic Battery and is awaiting extradition back to Illinois.