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Man, 79, arrested in longtime girlfriend's death
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 LAS VEGAS -- A 79-year-old man is facing a murder charge after police found a dead woman in his home Tuesday.

According to police, they were conducting a welfare check at the eastside home on Cookson Court when they found the woman in a bedroom. Police say it appeared she had suffered head trauma. 

Frohlich told police that he felt compelled to choke his girlfriend and hit her head on a dresser or nightstand the previous night, according to his arrest report.

Joseph Frohlich and the unidentified woman had been in a dating relationship for around 30 years, police said.

Frohlich was arrested on an open murder charge and is being held at Clark County Detention Center.

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