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Man, 34, charged with first-degree murder in 'vicious assault' that left woman dead

SARNIA, Ont. — Police have charged a man with first-degree murder in what they describe as a "vicious assault" that left a woman dead in Sarnia, Ont., in March.

Sarnia police say they were called to an intersection on March 13 for reports of a woman in distress.

They say Sarah Thwaites, 29, died of injuries she suffered in an assault.

Investigators say they arrested and charged 34-year-old Owen Clarke of London, Ont., on Thursday.

Police say their investigation is ongoing.

They're asking anyone with information to come forward.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 24, 2020.

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