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Arrest made in murder of 82-year-old woman from Ephrata

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Ephrata Police arrested Chad Bennett for the murder of Lucille Moore. Ephrata Police arrested Chad Bennett for the murder of Lucille Moore.
EPHRATA, Wash. -

Ephrata Police have arrested Chad Bennett Tuesday afternoon as the suspect for the homicide of Lucille Moore, an 82-year-old woman killed in September. She was found in her home with sharp wounds to her neck and chest.

Bennett, 25. was arrested and booked into Grant County Jail on the charge of First Degree Murder. Bennett has a criminal record that includes charges of Possession of Stolen Property and Theft in Grant County. He was also convicted of Telephone Calls to Harass and Harassment in Cowlitz County.

Chief Michael Warren said he was proud of the efforts of the investigative team. "It may have taken more time than we all would have liked, but the meticulous efforts early in the investigation should make for a swift and successful prosecution," he said.

Information about Bennett's motive for the crime are not being released at this time.

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