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Victim ID'ed in Raleigh apartment homicide

Posted March 27, 2011 3:33 p.m. EDT

— Raleigh police identified Sunday the woman whose body was found inside one of the apartments at the Pines of Ashton complex off New Bern Avenue.

Cheannell Marie Mickens, 43, was deceased at 3253-F Calumet Drive when police arrived shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday.

A man, whose name has not been released, was found injured inside the home and was taken to WakeMed Hospital to be treated for undisclosed injuries.

He was later taken into custody and is considered a suspect, police said, but no charges have been filed.

Authorities are calling the crime a "domestic situation" and said it was not a random act.

No other information was released.