NORTH HIGHLANDS (CBS13) – A person arrested under suspicion of assaulting an elderly woman is being investigated as a person of interest in the homicide at the Highlands High School track.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department says they arrested the 18-year-old man later Wednesday afternoon after an incident near Fair Oaks Boulevard and Howe Avenue. In that incident, deputies say a woman was assaulted in an unprovoked attack.

RELATED: Woman, 86, Killed In Random Attack At Highlands High School Track

Deputies arrested the teen and, after further investigating the suspect and the circumstances, identified him as a person of interest in the attack and homicide of an 86-year-old woman earlier in the day.

Earlier Wednesday morning, the 86-year-old woman was walking the running track at Highlands High School when a suspect came up and attacked her and a 61-year-old woman she was with. Detectives say the women were sexually assaulted.

Authorities say the 86-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene after the attack.

  1. The murder suspect was reported as a 30-something black male.
    Now they’re holding an 18-year old in custody, as a person of interest.
    Sounds like the two women accidentally interrupted a drug deal between the older and younger males.

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