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Phoenix police: Woman dead after 'hazmat' considered homicide

Posted at 6:59 AM, Jul 21, 2020

PHOENIX — Phoenix police say a woman is dead after a hazardous situation under investigation as a homicide.

Officers were called to a home near 15th Avenue and Pierson Street around 9 p.m. Monday where they received reports about an injured person.

They found the victim, identified as 50-year-old Lori Bourque, dead at the scene.

Firefighters who responded to the scene also identified and stabilized a “hazmat situation,” police say.

Police say 46-year-old Kenneth Benson was arrested on a second-degree murder charge in connection with Bourque's death.

No further information about the incident has been released at this time.