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San Francisco Man Accused of Killing Ex-Girlfriend in Colorado Nabbed at Seattle Airport

Investigators tracked the suspect at an airport in Seattle as he tried to leave the country.

A San Francisco man is in police custody after detectives have linked him to the death of his ex-girlfriend in Colorado.

The woman's body was found in a storage unit in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Friday. The El Paso Sheriff's Office in Colorado has identified the victim as 33-year-old Julie Tureson.

Investigators believe Tureson's ex-boyfriend, 37-year-old James Woo, killed her, rented the storage unit and left her body there in her van.

Woo's neighbors in San Francisco are stunned to learn the man they described as quiet is accused of murder. Neighbors said police were in his apartment all weekend.

San Francisco police said officers served a search warrant at the apartment on Saturday. Investigators tracked Woo down at an airport in Seattle as he tried to leave the country.

"He was about an hour from leaving the state for Hong Kong," said Cliff Porter with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

Police were able to get Woo in custody with the help of homeland security. Detectives from Colorado Springs are heading to Seattle to question Woo about Tureson's death.

The El Paso Sheriff's Office is also asking people in San Francisco who know Woo to contact them. A spokesperson said investigators are working to piece together a picture of his recent past.

The sheriff's office also said Woo was active on the popular dating-app Tinder. A spokesperson said they do not believe there are additional victims, but would like to talk to anyone who has e-mailed, texted or met with Woo.

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