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Woman Dead; Man Arrested After North Fargo Fire

Woman Dead; Man Arrested After North Fargo Fire Click to Enlarge

FARGO, N.D.-- A Fargo man has been arrested after a woman is found dead in a north Fargo apartment Thursday morning.

44-year-old Sheldon Davis is being held on murder and arson charges. Investigators believe Davis and the victim knew each other. Police Lt. Chris Helmick said the woman died of traumatic injuries that happened before the fire started. He said the injuries "were not caused by fire or smoke.".

An autopsy will be conducted on Friday. Her name has not been released. Helmick said based on evidence gathered throughout the day, Davis, who lives in the apartment, was arrested last night at a north Fargo home.U.S. Marshal's and the metro street crimes unit assisted in the arrest.

The fire was reported around 9:30 a.m. Thursday the upper-level apartment at 417 12th Street North, just west of downtown. Firefighters had the blaze put out in about 20 minutes.

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