Suspect Arrested in Woman's Murder: Police

Maureen Skeffington, 48, was found stabbed to death inside her home on Aug. 28

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    Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a murder that happened several months ago near Normal Heights, the San Diego Police Department announced Thursday.

    Officers arrested Southcrest resident Frank Shaw, 36, Thursday morning at his residence.

    According to investigators, Shaw is a suspect in the murder of Maureen Skeffington, 48, a woman who was stabbed to death inside her apartment in the 3800 block of Cherokee Avenue back in August.

    On Aug. 28, police were dispatched to Skeffington’s apartment to check on her welfare. She hadn’t been seen since the previous Sunday, investigators said.

    When officers entered the apartment, they noticed blood inside and found Skeffington had been stabbed to death.

    Police said Shaw was identified as a suspect in Skeffington’s murder early on in the investigation. The motive for the murder is unclear.

    Shaw has been booked into San Diego Central Jail on one count of first-degree murder. He’s scheduled to appear in court on Monday.
     

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