Male arrested for murder after woman found dead in Brandon apartment

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At approx. 10:48 AM Friday, police were called to conduct a wellbeing check at an apartment in the 200 block of McDiarmid Drive.  Upon entry to the suite officers discovered a deceased 71 year old female.  The death appears to be as a result of trauma caused by an edged weapon.  During further inspection of the suite officers located a 44 year old male, who was detained for investigative means. Members of the Major Crime Section and Forensic Identification Unit were called to the scene to further the investigation.   The male has now been officially arrested for murder, and will appear for a bail hearing later today.  The victim and the accused are related to each other.