Man arrested after 24-year-old mother of 3 found dead in Tacoma apartment

Police have arrested a man after a 24-year-old mother of three was found dead in a Tacoma apartment on Tuesday morning. 

Before 10 a.m., officers responded to the 7600 block of Pacific Avenue to do a welfare check. 

According to police, a neighbor called after the woman’s three children told them that their mother was dead inside the apartment.

When officers arrived, they found an unresponsive 24-year-old woman inside a unit.

Medics declared her dead at the scene.

The children, ages 2, 3 and 5 years old, were not physically hurt. They were placed into protective custody. 

On Wednesday, police arrested a 21-year-old man in Tacoma. The suspect was booked into jail on first-degree domestic violence murder and aggravated assault of a child. 

This is a developing story.