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Vancouver police arrest man in domestic violence homicide

The victim, a woman, has not yet been identified

By , Columbian Assistant Metro Editor

Police announced Friday night that they had arrested a man in connection with a domestic violence homicide Monday in central Vancouver.

The victim, a woman, has not yet been identified. The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office will release her name, as well as cause and manner of death, according to a Vancouver Police Department news release.

Police responded at about 9:40 p.m. Monday to a welfare check of a woman slumped over the wheel of a vehicle in the 4100 block of East Fourth Plain Boulevard, the news release states.

Officers discovered the woman had suffered from “homicidal violence” and was pronounced dead, according to the news release.

The police department said it developed probable cause for 29-year-old Austin J. Navarro, no city of residence provided.

At about 5:15 p.m. Friday, Navarro was taken into custody after a short foot chase near the 1900 block of West 27th Street. He was booked into the Clark County Jail on suspicion of second-degree domestic violence murder and unlawful possession of a firearm.

No further information was available.

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