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Woman's body found inside Simi Valley home in apparent homicide

January 25, 2012 |  9:34 pm

Simi Valley crime scene
Simi Valley police Wednesday night were investigating the death of a woman whose body was found inside a home.

Homicide detectives were at the home in the 2100 block of Lupin Street gathering evidence, said Sgt. Ritchie Lew of the Simi Valley Police Department.

He told The Times that officers had detained a 35-year-old man described by detectives as a person of interest in the case.

The man was being interviewed by investigators Wednesday night. He was pulled over by officers as he drove a car that matched the description of a vehicle that may be connected to the crime,  Lew said.

Police found the body about 4:30 p.m after responding to a call of a domestic dispute in progress, Lew said. The victim's name was not released, but she was believed to be in her mid-30s.

No other details were immediately available.

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Photo: Simi Valley police with a person of interest in the case.

Credit: KTLA-TV Channel 5

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