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Man being held for investigation of 1st-degree murder in Denver domestic violence-related death case

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Posted at 5:36 AM, Jan 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-28 03:21:31-05

DENVER — A man is being held for investigation of first-degree murder as Denver police investigate a domestic violence-related homicide.

Just before 11 p.m. Thursday, the Denver Police Department said it was investigating a death near E. Harvard Avenue and S. University Boulevard. Early the following morning, police said the case was being investigated as a domestic violence-related incident. The person who died was a woman, who was identified on Jan. 28 by the Office of the Medical Examiner as 38-year-old Karen Morales. The cause and manner of death were pending.

Thomas Garcia, 38, is being held for investigation of first-degree murder, police said.

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Editor's note: This article has been amended on Jan. 27 to reflect the identity of the woman, which was not previously known.