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Suspect in death of 24-year-old Tacoma mother arrested

The suspect was booked into jail for first-degree murder and aggravated assault of a child, according to Tacoma police.

TACOMA, Wash. — A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder Wednesday following an investigation into the death of a 24-year-old Tacoma woman.

Police confirmed the suspect was the victim's boyfriend.

The suspect was booked into jail for first-degree murder and aggravated assault of a child, according to Tacoma police.

South Sound 911 received a call from the 7600 block of Pacific Avenue just before 10 a.m. on Tuesday. A resident of an apartment complex asked for a welfare check to be done on their neighbor. 

According to police, the neighbor's children, ages 2, 3 and 5, reported that their mother was dead inside their apartment.

The woman was declared dead at the scene.

The children were unharmed and placed into protective custody.

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