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A man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of killing a 27-year-old woman whom authorities believe he was dating — just a day after she was found unresponsive in an alleyway in Highland, according to police.

Magan Putnam, 27, is seen in a photo released by San Bernardino police on Aug. 8, 2018.

Magan Putnam, 27, is seen in a photo released by San Bernardino police on Aug. 8, 2018.

Evidence collected at the scene where Megan Putnam was found has tied 30-year-old Damian Aispuro to the crime, the San Bernardino Police Department said in a news release.

Although police originally gave the victim’s first name as Magan, the coroner’s office said it was Megan, and two of the victim’s family members contacted KTLA to say her name was Megan.

Video surveillance from a nearby business and statements from witnesses all suggest Aispuro was the killer, according to police. He was also known to frequent a family member’s house located near the alley, authorities said.

Aispuro was arrested in Fontana just a day after the killing.

Damian Aispuro, 30, is seen in a photo released by San Bernardino police on Aug. 8, 2018.

Damian Aispuro, 30, is seen in a photo released by San Bernardino police on Aug. 8, 2018.

The victim was found unresponsive and lying on the ground of an alley on Tuesday after police got a 911 call at 6:19 a.m., according to police. The alley is located behind a business along East Highland Avenue.

Putnam was suffering a severe injury to her head, police said. She was treated at the scene but was pronounced dead at 6:30 a.m.

The coroner’s office identified Putnam as a transient.

No further information has been released by San Bernardino police. Anyone who may have witnessed anything is urged to call Detective Sawyer at 909-384-5630 or Sgt. Kokesh at 909-384-5613.

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