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Arrest Made In Central Coast Murder

There’s been in the arrest in the death of a Central Coast woman who disappeared last week. Eldri Jauch of Lompoc was last seen on Tuesday. She was reported missing, and on Sunday a tip led to the discovery of her body at a home. Lompoc Police didn’t release details of the death of the 74 year old woman, but called it a homicide.

Detectives identified a neighbor as a suspect. Melissa Leigh Martin was arrested yesterday, and has been booked on a murder charge. Investigators aren’t talking about a possible motive.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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