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Leominster man arrested in girlfriend’s killing

A Leominster man was arrested and charged with murder Sunday morning after his girlfriend was found dead at his apartment, Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. said in a statement.

Jose Cortes, 58, of 25 State St. in Leominster, was arrested after the woman, who was not identified pending family notification, was declared dead by a paramedic following a 911 call to that address, where she was visiting, according to the statement.

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The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of the woman’s death, Early said. State Police detectives assigned to the Worcester District Attorney’s Office and Leominster Police are investigating the killing.

Cortes is set to be arraigned Monday in Leominster District Court.

Jeremy C. Fox can be reached at jeremy.fox@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @jeremycfox.
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