Police investigate dead body in Santa Cruz apartment

SANTA CRUZ, Calif.

Investigators say they were called to the apartment earlier this week by neighbors who reported an unusual smell. Inside they found 63-year-old John Clauer living with the badly decomposed body of a 30-year-old woman. An autopsy is planned for this week.

Clauer has not been charged in the case but is being held for an unrelated parole violation.

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