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UPDATED: No charges today in ‘complicated’ Tacoma homicide

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on March 23, 2012 at 8:38 am |
March 23, 2012 2:19 pm

UPDATED at 2:18 p.m.

A 27-year-old man arrested in connection with a mysterious slaying at a downtown Tacoma home was ordered held Friday as Tacoma police continue their investigation.

No charges were filed Friday against the man, who was arrested early Thursday on suspicion of first-degree murder. He was ordered held on $1 million bail at Pierce County Jail. Prosecutors are expected to file charges Monday.

Meanwhile, the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office was working to identify the homicide victim and determine his cause of death.

A woman living at the home in the 2300 block of Tacoma Avenue South called emergency responders about 10 a.m Wednesday after finding a body inside.

Detectives spent Wednesday and Thursday at the house, going through what a spokesman described as a “complicated” scene. Detectives wore gloves and biohazard suits during their work.

The decomposed body was removed Thursday afternoon.

The Tacoma Police Department has not released a motive for the slaying or whether the victim and suspect knew each other.

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