MESA, Ariz. - Mesa police say the suspicious death of a woman found on Oct. 2 has been updated to a homicide and a man was arrested.
According to Mesa PD, 51-year-old Allan Fredrick Lindstrom is facing one count of second-degree murder.
Lindstrom reported finding the victim not breathing at the Colonade Motel and Mesa police said she was "clearly deceased."
The woman's cause of death was undetermined until, according to Mesa police, information from the Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office showed she had been stabbed and beaten.
Physical and DNA evidence was eventually linked to Lindstrom, Mesa PD said.
Mesa police said Lindstrom did not provide a statement and was booked on the murder charge.