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Man held on suspicion of murder after body found in Pasadena fire

October 3, 2011 |  3:20 pm

Pasadena fire 
A Los Angeles man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of a 28-year-old woman whose body was found in a Pasadena apartment after a fire early Friday, the Pasadena Sun is reporting.

Maria Donnelly’s body was found inside a Meridith Avenue apartment.

During the weekend, authorities arrested Corey Green, 28, in connection with her death, said Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez.

“Initially, it was a suspicious fire, but following an investigation, the medical examiners are classifying it as a homicide,” he said.

Donnelly's neighbors remembered her as kind but also recalled hearing shouting and arguments through the thin walls of the second-story apartment.

An investigation is ongoing, Sanchez said.


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Photo: Investigators probe Pasadena fire scene where body was found. Credit: Raul Roa / Times Community News