Authorities are investigating the suspicious death of a woman found inside a Forest Lake apartment Friday and have arrested a man who also lived there.

Police say a landlord reported a foul odor coming from the south end of an apartment building in the 900 block of 12th Street SW. about 8 p.m. Friday.

After locating the source of the smell, police found the woman inside a unit and detained the male resident.

The woman’s body has been taken to the Ramsey County medical examiner’s office for an autopsy and formal identification. In a news release, Forest Lake police said they did not believe the public is in danger and said the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are assisting.

STEPHEN MONTEMAYOR