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Murder suspect Tony Callihan arrested in California

Published On: Dec 14 2012 11:11:10 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 14 2012 12:37:42 PM CST
W. Broadway homicide suspect Tony Callihan

Spokane murder suspect Tony Callihan was arrested by police in Clearlake, Calif. on Friday morning.

Clearlake is about 100 miles northwest of Sacramento.

According to Spokane police, Clearlake officers received a report of a suspicious car parked behind a grocery store. When officers arrived, they found Callihan and another male sleeping inside.

Callihan was arrested without incident; the other man was interviewed.

Callihan has been wanted by Spokane police since he was identified as a suspect in the murder of his girlfriend, Michelle Koenen, a week ago. Callihan has been driving Koenen's green 2006 Dodge Stratus. The car was impounded in Clearlake for evidence.

He was booked in the Lake County Jail for possession of a stolen vehicle and escape for community custody.

Callihan will be transported to Spokane over the weekend, where Spokane police said he will be charged with second-degree murder.

Court documents show that on Friday, Callihan admitted to an acquaintance that he had "just killed a girl."