Authorities arrest man who killed girlfriend near Flagstaff

FLAGSTAFF, AZ - Coconino County Sheriff's Detectives arrested a 19-year-old Friday night in connection with a homicide that occurred Friday morning in the Flagstaff area.

Authorities arrested Maruice Holmes on one count of First Degree Homicide, in connection with the death of his girlfriend 27 year old Alisha Joe.

Joe was found deceased in a home off of Black Horse Road near Flagstaff Friday.

When authorities arrived they found Joe lying on the floor of a back bedroom of the residence. Holmes was still at the scene when authorities arrived, and after questioning he was arrested.

The incident occurred in Cosnino, a residential area east of Flagstaff near Interstate 40.

Detectives are still investigating the crime scene at this time for more information.

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