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Man accused in slaying of 73-year-old female roommate found dead in home

A neighbor had become concerned because the woman was not coming to the door and her dog was dead on the home's front porch, police said.
Credit: Richland Hills Police

A 27-year-old man is accused of killing a 73-year-old woman police say was his roommate. 

Stephan Tufts was arrested Sunday in Dallas on a murder charge after officers found Paula Kennemer dead inside her home Saturday night, according to Richland Hills police. 

Officers found Kennemer while they were performing a welfare check at the home on the 2800 block of Matthews Drive, police said. 

A neighbor had become concerned because Kennemer was not coming to the door and her dog was dead on the home's front porch.

Kennemer had "apparent injuries," officials said. 

Police took Tufts into custody Sunday morning after a warrant was issued for his arrest, police said. 

He is being held on a murder charge at the Joint Detention Center in North Richland Hills. 

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