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Suspect arrested after body found inside Mountain View area home

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego police on Friday said they've arrested a man in the killing of a 38-year-old mother of two in her apartment in the Mountain View area..

A relative made an emergency call about 9:15 a.m. to report that Mickette Smith of San Diego was unresponsive and not breathing at her residence in the 4400 block of Mayberry Street, according to police.

Emergency personnel found Smith dead in her upstairs bedroom, Lt. Todd Griffin said. She appeared to have suffered traumatic injuries to her head and upper body, the lieutenant said. The nature of those wounds was not immediately clear.

Detectives soon identified Smith's boyfriend, 40-year-old Damon Edwards, as the suspected assailant. Police said Edwards also lived there.

He was arrested around 7:30 p.m., according to police. He was booked into the county jail on suspicion of murder.

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