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Police investigating possible homicide in Newman Lake

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to a report of a woman with an unknown medical problem at a residence in the 14000 block of N. Meadow Ln. Friday. They provided medical attention to the woman, but she was pronounced dead on scene.

Police on scene determined that the woman had been physically assaulted and called Major Crimes Detectives to the scene to investigate.

Detectives learned that a man and his girlfriend were involved in a domestic violence argument late Thursday afternoon. A 911 call was placed after the woman was discovered injured Friday morning.

Detectives are requesting a search warrant for the residence. The boyfriend of the victim has been detained and is being questioned.

Meadow Ln. will be closed in the surrounding area while the investigation continues.

The Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office has not yet released the identity of the victim.