A man was charged with murder after a woman was found dead inside a townhouse in Germantown, Maryland, Monday night, police say.
Montgomery County police say officers were called to a home in the 20000 block of Dunstable Circle just before 9 p.m. about an argument. They arrived a short time later and found 34-year-old Lawrence Edward Sakkestad at the house. It appeared Sakkestad had just been involved in an assault, according to police.
The officers then found a dead woman while searching the home.
While officers were at the home, Sakkestad made statements indicating he was involved in the killing, police said.
He was arreted and charged with first-degree murder.
Police identified the victim as 39-year-old Jennifer Sparks. A medical examiner will determine the cause of her death.
Sakkestad is being held without bond.