City homicide detectives today were holding an 18-year-old man in connection with Monday's fatal stabbing and rape of a woman in her Wakefield-area apartment.
The man was being interrogated in connection with the death of Kacynthia Maria Clark, 28, whose body was found Monday morning in her apartment at the Windsor Forest complex at Windsor Mill Road and Forest Park Avenue.
The murder victim, the mother of a 6-year-old girl, was a secretary in the state attorney general's office. Her daughter was at home when the attack occurred.
Homicide detective Gary Dunnigan said the suspect, a man who lived occasionally in the same building and knew the victim by sight, arrived at police headquarters yesterday evening for an interview.
Mr. Dunnigan said that the interview, physical evidence and information gathered from several locations led to the man being considered a prime suspect.