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Suspect arrested in Willows murder case

A suspect was quickly identified and arrested Saturday after an early morning murder in Willows.

Posted: Jul 25, 2020 12:42 PM
Updated: Jul 26, 2020 11:09 AM

UPDATE 11:07 a.m. Sunday, July 26, 2020 - Video with comments by some of the people who live in the Butte Street neighborhood in Willows has been posted here to add to the Action News Now coverage.

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UPDATE 1:20 p.m. - The victim of a murder in Willows that occurred on Saturday morning, July 25, 2020, has been identified as 46-year-old Jessica Enea of Willows.

A neighbor had called authorities when they discovered a woman inside her residence with "severe trauma" to her body. Responders attempted to revive Enea, but she died at the scene.

Investigators with the Glenn County Sheriff's Office Investigative Task Force located a suspect in the area. They arrested 18-year-old Anthony Francis Jr. on murder charges on Saturday morning.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Glenn Investigative Task Force at 543 W. Oak Street in Willows or by phone at (530) 934-6431.

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UPDATE 1:08 p.m. - A 46-year old woman died in Willows early Saturday morning. An arrest has been made. More information will be provided shortly by our reporter in the field, Jafet Serrato.

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WILLOWS, Calif. - The 600 block of Butte Street in Willows has been blocked off Saturday morning as an investigation is taking place. We have had reporter Jafet Serrato at the scene of the incident. As soon as the Glenn County Sheriff's Office provides verified information on the incident, we will share it with you.

This is an ongoing incident and investigation so please check back for more details throughout the day.

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