Flagstaff man accused of killing girlfriend

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Maurice Holmes By Andrew Michalscheck Maurice Holmes By Andrew Michalscheck

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- A Flagstaff man was arrested Friday for allegedly killing his girlfriend.

The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office said deputies and medical personnel responded late Friday morning to a home in the Cosnino neighborhood, which is east of Flagstaff on Highway 40.

When authorities arrived they found 27-year-old Alisha Joe lying on the floor of a bedroom.

Medical personnel attended to Joe, but it was determined that she had died.

Maurice Holmes, 19, was also home when deputies arrived and identified himself as Joe’s boyfriend.

Holmes was taken to the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office in Flagstaff where he was interviewed by investigators.

Following the interview, detectives arrested Holmes for first-degree murder.

Detectives with CCSO continue to investigate the case along with the Coconino County Medical Examiner’s Office.