Man arrested in death of Seattle girlfriend

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SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle police have arrested the boyfriend of a 55-year-old Seattle woman in connection with her death.

Detective Jeff Kappel says the 48-year-old man, who was not identified, was arrested Wednesday.

He says the woman had stepped outside of her home around 11 p.m. Christmas Eve to talk to her boyfriend. Witnesses heard a loud thump, and the woman was found unconscious by her 13-year-old daughter. Kappel says the man was seen walking away from the woman, and then left in his car.

The woman was taken to Harborview Medical Center with head injuries, and was later pronounced dead.