A 34-year-old woman was found dead Wednesday morning in a home in a rural neighborhood east of Tulare, and detectives have arrested a male friend of the victim.
She was identified Brandy Dolores Parra.
John Brown, 31, who authorities said had been living with Parra, is under arrest for murder.
About 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, deputies went to a home in the 22500 block of Munson Road in Tulare east of Mission Oak High School to check on a report of an unresponsive female.
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Parra was dead when deputies arrived. The death appeared suspicious, and detectives ruled the death a homicide.
An autopsy is pending to determine the cause of death, and the investigation is ongoing.