Payette County Sheriffs officials say Michael Joseph Culley, the man who has been identified as a suspect in the stabbing death of Elizabeth Ann Baune, was arrested in Mahleur County Friday morning.
The 45-year-old Baune was found dead at her home 1619 Baker Lane near Payette just before 11 p.m. Wednesday.
Sheriffs officials have not yet said why the 24-year-old Culley is a suspect, but they did say Culley was Baunes roommate at the Baker Street home.
Investigators with the Payette County Sheriffs Department, Idaho State Police and Payette and Fruitland police departments are all working on the case.
Baunes body was found by a different roommate just before 11 p.m. Wednesday, Payette County Sheriff Chad Huff said.
Payette County Coroner's reports say Baune was killed by multiple stab wounds to the head and chest.
Investigators were asking for the publics help in locating a turquoise 2002 Honda Passport taken from the Baker Street house, but that car was found abandoned in Payette Thursday night.
Sheriff's officials have not yet released any details on what led to Culley's arrest and where he was found.
Anyone with information should call the Payette County Sheriffs office at (208) 642-6006.
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