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Woman, 37, held for murder in Solana Beach

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article has been updated to include the name of the victim. 

SOLANA BEACH — A 37-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly murdering a man inside a Solana Beach home.

Jade Sasha Janks was arrested on New Year’s Day at a residence in the 100 block of Nardo Avenue, said Sheriff’s Lt. Thomas Seiver.

Deputies went to that location to check on the welfare of 64-year-old Thomas Merriman and found him dead inside the home, Seiver said.

Janks was booked into the Vista Detention Center on one count of murder and was being held without bail, according to Seiver and jail records. Janks is set for arraignment at 1:30 p.m. on January 8.

Anyone with information on this homicide was asked to contact the sheriff’s homicide unit at 858-285-6330 or 858-565-5200. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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