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Woman dies after attack at burning Upland home

December 28, 2011 |  9:14 am

A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of killing a woman found critically injured on the steps of a burning home, Upland police said.

Police found the 60-year-old woman after responding to a report of a possible stabbing at a house in the 400 block of Alpine Street at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The woman, who was not identified, died at a nearby hospital, Sgt. Steve Bartosik said.

As officers went to help the woman, they saw flames inside the home. The structure quickly became fully engulfed, the sergeant said. Officers were able to pull the woman away from the flames but she died of her injuries later.

Witnesses initially reported to police that they had seen two suspects covered in blood fleeing the home.

Police arrested Christopher Moreno, 20, on suspicion of murder and arson causing bodily injury. He is being held at West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga. Detectives are asking that anyone with information about the incident call the Upland Police Department at (909) 946-7624.

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