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Police arrest LA murder suspect in southern Oregon

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MEDFORD, OR (KPTV) -

A woman accused of murdering her mother in Los Angeles was arrested at a rest stop in southern Oregon.

Oregon State Police troopers received information from the Los Angeles Police Department that Laura Purviance, 24, was at the Valley of the Rogue rest area along Interstate 5 north of Medford.

Purviance is wanted in connection with the murder of her mother, Caroline Purviance, 61, according to police.

OSP troopers found her and arrested her at 4 a.m. Friday.

LAPD officers responded to a 911 call on Thursday about a woman who had been shot and killed. Investigators identified Laura Purviance as the suspect in her mother's death. It was considered a domestic violence case and not a random act.

She remains in OSP custody, but LAPD detectives traveled to Oregon to continue their investigation.

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