Police: Man accused of stabbing, killing grandmother in Chandler

CHANDLER, AZ - Authorities say a man is accused of stabbing and killing his 81-year-old grandmother in Chandler.

Around 3:30 a.m., police officers were called to an apartment complex near Loop 101 and Chandler Boulevard after a woman was found dead.

During the investigation, officers were led to the victim's 30-year-old grandson Brandon Smith, who was taken into custody a short time later, officials said. 

The victim was later identified as Helen Smith.

No additional information was immediately available.

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