Police on Wednesday afternoon arrested a San Jose woman suspected in the death of a woman found inside a Los Banos home Tuesday.
Los Banos police arrested Denise Lai, 47, on suspicion of murder.
She was being held at the Merced County Jail on Wednesday evening, and her bail was set at $1 million, according to a police news release.
Detectives did not release any further details, fearing it could harm the investigation.
Police did not release the victim's name, age or city of residence Wednesday, because coroner officials had not confirmed her identity.
Officers found the woman dead about 2:40 p.m. Wednesday at a home in the 800 block of Auction Drive in a gated neighborhood called Four Seasons.
The woman's death is the town's second homicide this year.
Los Banos police ask anyone with information about this death to call Detective Justin Melden at 827-7070, ext. 114, or Detective Jason Hedden at 827-7070, ext. 146.