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Arrest in Murder of Huntington Beach Mother

A man suspected in the murder of a Huntington Beach mother was taken into custody in Oregon Saturday night, police confirmed. 

Jason Becher, 41, was arrested days after the mother of three was found dead inside a Huntington Beach home Friday, Huntington Beach police said.

Becher had a dating relationship with the victim, identified as Marylou Sarkissian by police.

Sarkissian was found dead about 1 p.m. after a friend of Becher asked police to conduct a welfare check at the woman's home in the 9300 block of Litchfield Drive based on comments that Becker had allegedly made, according to Huntington Beach Police Department Public Information Officer Jennifer Marlatt.

The woman's oldest son was at home at the time and assumed she just wasn't home, authorities said. He continued playing video games until police knocked on his door to conduct a welfare check at the house, where his mother was found dead.

Sarkissian had a restraining order against Becher, neighbors said.

Becher was last seen in white 2015 four-door Lexus ES350 with the California license plate, according to Marlatt. Police initially believed Becher was heading to the Anaheim area or Las Vegas.

When Becher was arrested, the Lexus was not found.

It was unclear if she and Becher lived together before the death.

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