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EL MIRAGE, Ariz. -- A 32-year-old El Mirage man was arrested in the strangulation death of his girlfriend.

El Mirage police arrested Jesus Octoviano Tober in the killing of 24-year-old Patricia Coat. Her body was found in an alley Friday morning.

Tober was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder and is being held in lieu of $1 million bond.

A police statement said a witness saw Tober assault the victim early Friday morning before the couple went into a home across the street.

Associated Press,

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