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SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man was arrested on suspicion of killing a 76-year-old woman in a possible botched robbery in a Santa Ana parking lot.

The Orange County Register reports police say officers responded to reports of someone yelling for help early Monday in a commercial parking lot.

Authorities say officers found an unresponsive woman lying on the ground and detained a man as he attempted to flee the scene.

The victim, identified as Betty Jane Willis, died at the scene. Her cause of death was not yet determined.

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Santa Ana Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna says Willis was homeless and did not know her attacker.

Bertagna says police believe it was a possible robbery gone bad.


Information from: The Orange County Register,