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Update: Sacramento police arrest man, 28, in Meadowview killing

Published: Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014 - 7:40 am
Last Modified: Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014 - 8:44 am

Sacramento homicide detectives have arrested a 28-year-old man in connection with the death of a woman in her Meadowview home Tuesday night.

Police say the suspect, Matthew Drake, changed his clothes and discarded them in the area of the killing. They are asking for the public’s help in finding any of Drake’s blood-soiled clothing, said police Officer Doug Morse.

Shortly before 8:30 p.m., police responded to the 2100 block of Matson Drive after receiving a report of a woman bleeding and in need of medical aid.

Officers found a woman who had been assaulted with a blunt object at the home where she lives. Morse described the home as a “halfway house” where about five residents are renting rooms. There is no caretaker on site, Morse said.

Detectives allege that Drake is a friend of the victim’s and that she had let him into the home Tuesday night, Morse said. The victim, who is in her 30s, and Drake later got into an altercation that resulted in the woman being hit with a blunt object, Morse said.

Drake, who is on parole, was detained while riding his bicycle on Winnett Way, and was arrested later after being questioned by detectives.


Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.



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