St. Paul police are dealing with the city's third homicide this week, with a woman found dead in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood on Saturday.
Police were initially called along with firefighters to the house on Payne Avenue around 10 a.m. to reports of a fire.
When they got there, they didn't find a fire, but they did find a woman who was gravely injured. She was pronounced dead at the scene by fire medics.
They also found a 59-year-old man in the house who was later identified s her husband.
He was arrested about two hours late on suspicion of murder and is currently being held in Ramsey County Jail.
The victim's identity hasn't yet been released, nor has her cause of death.
She is the third person killed this week in St. Paul. A 21-year-old man was shot dead on Sunday, Aug. 12, with a 26-year-old man shot dead on Thursday afternoon.
The Violence Policy Center says that nearly three women are killed every day i the U.S. by current or former romantic partners, based on Bureau of Justice Statistics.