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Suspect arrested in girlfriend’s death in Mesa

MESA, Ariz. — Authorities say a man suspected of killing his girlfriend in
Mesa is in custody.

Mesa police said Friday that 35-year-old Travis Lafel Zah has been booked into
jail on suspicion of second-degree murder.

Witnesses say they saw a man and woman fighting near Mesa Drive and 2nd Avenue
around 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

They then reported seeing the woman run across the street and collapse in a
neighbor’s front yard.

One of the neighbors say the woman was bleeding from a gash on her neck and she
died at the scene.

Police say they have identified the 24-year-old victim, but are withholding her
name until her family is notified.

They didn’t immediately know Friday if Zah had a lawyer yet.


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