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Beverly Hills reports its first murder of 2011; suspect arrested

A suspect has been arrested in connection with the first homicide of 2011 in Beverly Hills, where a 58-year-old woman was found dead in a home, police said Thursday.

Officers went to a residence in the 100 block of North Hamilton Drive shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday to do a so-called welfare check and found the dead woman, according to a Beverly Hills police report.

Later in the day, in a nearby office building, detectives detained a "person of interest," who was later booked into Beverly Hills city jail on a murder charge, according to the report.

The homicide was the first in the city since the killing of publicist Ronni Chasen on Nov. 16, 2010.


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