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Arrest Made in Deadly January Des Moines Stabbing

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DES MOINES, Iowa  --  Police have arrested a suspect in the January stabbing of 55-year-old Andrea Brown.

On Monday, Brown's girlfriend, 52-year-old Helen Jeanette Frazier, was arrested and charged with first degree murder. She is currently being booked into the Polk County Jail.

Helen Frazier (WHO-HD)

On January 2nd, officers responded to a report of a stabbing and found Brown, who was then transported to a local hospital. He died approximately an hour later.

Milton Leak, 69, was originally charged in connection to the murder, based in part on information from Frazier. Additional evidence later led prosecutors to instead focus on Frazier as a suspect, and Leak's charges were dropped. Police say it is unlikely Frazier will be charged for the false report that led to Leak's arrest.