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PD: Man arrested after woman found dead in Phoenix parking lot

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Posted at 11:12 AM, May 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 14:14:47-04

PHOENIX — An arrest has been made after a woman was found dead near 27th Avenue and Roosevelt Street last week.

Officers were called to the area around 4:30 a.m. on May 8 after a woman was found with her clothes partially removed on the pavement at a fueling station.

Police documents say the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses told police they saw a man dragging a woman through the parking lot and that she may have been choked and sexually assaulted. Part of the incident was captured on surveillance video, according to documents.

Through the investigation, officials matched the description of the suspect and video footage, and took a known nearby registered sex offender, Humphry Dogbe, into custody.

Dogbe, 29, later admitted to restraining the victim, choking her until she was unresponsive, and sexually assaulting her.

He was booked into jail on charges of first-degree murder, sexual assault and kidnapping.