SeaTac man arrested after woman’s body found along highway

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TACOMA, Wash. -- Tacoma police have arrested a SeaTac man they believe shot and killed a homeless woman and left her body along state Route 509 a week ago.

Audrey Anna Newell

Audrey Anna Newell

The 25-year-old man was arrested Wednesday night. He's being held in Pierce County Jail on investigation of second-degree murder in the death of 29-year-old Audrey Anna Newell.

Tacoma police spokeswoman Loretta Cool didn't provide details about what led detectives to the man.

A motorist spotted the body in a gravel area along the road at about 8 p.m. Jan. 19. Detectives said at the time they believed she was killed in the area where she was found.