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Woman murdered in Fairhaven, police arrest suspect

By Alex Halverson

Updated at 6:45 p.m. Sunday, March 5: A 29-year-old man was arrested today in connection with the murder of his mother in Fairhaven, according to the Bellingham Police Department.

The victim was pronounced dead at about 2:40 p.m. due to stab wounds, police said.

Police said the stabbing was not a random incident, but there is no threat to the public, Lt. Danielle Beckley said in an email.

There was a sexual motivation behind the crime, police said.

The suspect is Sheaen Smith. The victim was 57-year-old Aurora Smith, according to police.

Here are the updates from Bellingham Police in order from most recent to least:

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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