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Homeless woman arrested in murder of homeless Reno woman

Posted at 5:40 PM, Dec 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-21 20:40:00-05

RENO (AP) — A homeless woman has been arrested in the suspected murder of another homeless woman in Reno whose body was found last weekend along the railroad tracks east of downtown.

Police say 36-year-old Anita Rohr was booked into the Washoe County Jail Thursday on an open murder charge. She's accused of killing 30-year-old Melinda Tucker.

Tucker's body was found north of the Truckee River Sunday afternoon in the 2000 block of East Fourth Street.

Anyone with information about the women is asked to contact Reno homicide detectives at 775-334-2188 or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900.