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Police: Woman found dead in apartment was murdered
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STOCKTON, CA - Stockton police said Saturday a woman found decomposing in her apartment Friday was murdered.

The Stockton Fire Department responded to a senior community on Virtue Arc Drive after getting reports of a smell coming from an apartment. Inside, crews found a black woman in her 50s dead; her death was deemed suspicious by police.

Police said the woman's death was declared a homicide after investigators found evidence at the scene pointing to foul play.

A cause of death will be determined after the coroner finishes the autopsy.

This is Stockton's 43rd homicide of the year; last year at this time, Stockton had 24 homicides.

Month-to-month breakdown of Stockton homicides in 2012

 

 

 Stockton homicides over 15 years

 

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