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The Today File

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November 13, 2013 at 10:44 AM

UPDATE: Boyfriend arrested in death of Lakewood woman

UPDATE 8:10 p.m. | Lakewood police say the 32-year-old boyfriend was arrested this evening in the death this morning of the 33-year-old woman. In a news release, police say it is likely the man will be arraigned Thursday afternoon.

ORIGINAL POST | Lakewood police are investigating an apparent homicide in Lakewood, Pierce County, this morning.

Details are scarce, but authorities say they responded to a 911 call from the Pacific Walk Townhomes, in the 8300 block of 31st Avenue South, around 4 a.m. for a report of a woman who was unconscious. When police and medics arrived they found a 33-year-old woman dead. The death has been labeled a homicide as police.

Police Lt. Chris Lawler, in a news release, said that because of a “suspicious scene and circumstances” medics requested police assistance. Officers detained the slain woman’s 32-year-old boyfriend for questioning.

It’s unclear whether the man detained is the same person who was the “frantic male” police said had dialed 911 to report the unresponsive woman.

This post will be updated.

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