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Elderly man arrested for aiding suicide in San Marcos

March 21, 2012 |  9:03 am

An 88-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of aiding the suicide of an elderly woman in San Marcos, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

Alan Harris Purdy was arrested Tuesday after deputies and paramedics went to the home and found the woman dead. No information about the woman or the cause of death has been released.

Purdy was booked into county jail but was no longer listed Wednesday as being held.

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