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Police: Man waited in bushes before knife attack

Medford, OR - Medford police say they have captured a suspect they believe hid in bushes and then fatally stabbed a Medford woman.

A police statement said 45-year-old Jose Valencia-Gaona of Medford was arrested shortly before noon Wednesday.

He is accused of murder in the death of 38-year-old Maria Guadelupe Rodriguez. She died outside her apartment Sunday.

Police say they believe the two knew each other, possibly from a previous relationship.


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