UPDATE: Roanoke police release woman's cause of death

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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) Roanoke police have made an arrest in a murder that happened on Monday.

Police responded to the 2600 block of Avalon Avenue NW around 5:30 p.m. after a neighbor found a woman dead inside the home.

Evidence at the scene indicated that her death was a homicide. Roanoke police later said the woman was stabbed.

The victim, Roanoke resident Tiffany Early Carroll, was 43.

Officers interviewed witnesses and gathered potential physical evidence at the scene.

Through the course of the investigation, detectives developed Steven Ray Hartman, 44, of Roanoke County, as a suspect. Officers found Hartman in the 1100 block of 16th Street SE and he was arrested without incident.

Hartman is charged with one count of second degree murder. Hartman was in a relationship with Carroll, according to police. Officers also served him with three outstanding warrants from Roanoke County. Those warrants were for credit card theft and conspiracy to commit credit card fraud. Hartman also has a history of larceny convictions in Roanoke and Roanoke County.

Hartman was taken to the Roanoke City Jail.