Police arrest man suspected in death of Bellevue woman

BELLEVUE, Wash. - Bellevue police have arrested a man suspected in the death of a 72-year-old woman who was found dead in her apartment Sunday evening.

Officers responded to the scene, in the 10300 block of NE 12th Street, after receiving a call from a family member at about 8:45 p.m. saying that the woman had been found dead, said Carla Iafrate of the Bellevue police.

Detectives searched the apartment and found enough evidence to declare the woman's death a homicide. The suspect, identified as Mark J. Irwin, was arrested some time on Monday and booked into the King County Jail.

The woman's name has not been released.