A 77-year-old Tacoma woman was found dead in her apartment Monday and her son has been arrested in connection with her death.
Police were called about 5:30 a.m. to the 100 block of St. Helens Avenue by a man who said his mother needed medical aid.
“We arrived and the person was deceased,” police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said.
The woman has been identified as Maria Aldrete-Levy.
Her 49-year-old son, Sebastian Samuel Levy-Aldrete, who also lived in the apartment, was booked into the Pierce County Jail on suspicion of second-degree murder.
He has not been charged, but Superior Court Commissioner Meagan Foley found probable cause Tuesday to hold him without bail for 72 hours.
Police declined to release details about the investigation, including why the son was arrested or how his mother was killed.
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