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Man arrested on suspicion of murder in Mira Mesa

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    San Diego police are investigating as a homicide the death of a 63-year-old woman whose body was found at a San Diego cargo and courier service early Sunday. 
    San Diego police are investigating as a homicide the death of a 63-year-old woman whose body was found at a San Diego cargo and courier service early Sunday. 

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A 48-year-old man was in custody Friday on suspicion of killing a 63-year-old woman at her workplace in Mira Mesa earlier this month, police said.

Leopoldo Pacuan was arrested at his San Diego residence just after 8 p.m. Thursday in connection with the May 18 death of Raquel Morales, according to San Diego police Acting Lt. Manuel Del Toro.

Police did not immediately release a suspected motive or say what, if any, relationship Pacuan had with Morales.

Officers found Morales at the LBC Express business office in the 8900 block of Mira Mesa Boulevard just before 2 a.m. May 18, after he husband called police and asked someone to check on his wife because she had failed to return home from work as usual.

Her body sustained "obvious trauma," Del Toro said in a statement.

LBC Express is a cargo and courier service.

Pacuan was booked into San Diego Central jail shortly before midnight on suspicion of first-degree murder, according to online jail records, which showed he would be arraigned Wednesday afternoon.

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