Man suspected of killing girlfriend's mother in Fort Dodge

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FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) - Police have arrested a 28-year-old man suspected of killing his girlfriend's mother in Fort Dodge.

Police say Mark Russell, of Fort Dodge, is charged with first-degree murder.

It's unclear whether he has an attorney who could comment for him. He was arrested after police were called to a home around 9:15 a.m. Monday.

Officers dispatched to check on a domestic dispute found the 45-year-old woman unresponsive. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name hasn't been released.

Investigators believe Russell grabbed an object inside the home and struck the woman with it.