General Crime

* Jason Otis Monroe was arrested on suspicion of murder of a woman in Newark

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A 25-year-old woman was murdered at her home in Newark late this morning, and police have arrested a suspect in the killing, police Cmdr. Robert Douglas said this afternoon. Police received a report of someone “beating somebody up” at a home at 36674 Cherry St. at 11:31 a.m., police said. Officers arrived and found 33-year-old Jason Otis Monroe, of Newark, outside the home with blood on his hands and clothes, Douglas said. They looked inside the home and found the victim dead of possible stab wounds. Monroe was arrested on suspicion of murder and booked into jail. Police have not released information about the relationship between Monroe and the victim or the suspected motive for the killing. They did say that the crime was not random and that the Monroe and the victim knew each other. They are withholding the victim’s name until her family has been notified, Douglas said. Police are holding a news conference about the killing this afternoon.   
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