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Flowers line the storefront of Lululemon Friday night. A vigil was held for Jayna Murray at the nearby Mindfulness Center.
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Flowers line the storefront of Lululemon Friday night. A vigil was held for Jayna Murray at the nearby Mindfulness Center.

Norwood was a coworker of the victim, 30-year-old Jayna Murray. Murray was found murdered inside the store Saturday. Police now say Murray was not sexually assaulted.

Police initially found Norwood tied up and injured. Montgomery County Police Chief Thomas Manger now says it's now possible Norwood tied herself up and injured herself.

The police initially searched for two masked men in connection with the case, but they say after additional questioning of Norwood and an examination of forensic evidence, Norwood was arrested.

"Our analysis of forensic evidence was not supporting Ms. Norwood's story. In fact it was taking us a different direction," Manger said in a press conference Friday night. "After finding physical and forensic evidence inside the deceased victim's car, Ms. Norwood became a a suspect in the case."

Manger says the case is still being actively investigated but they don't believe Norwood had an accomplice. Norwood is being charged with first-degree murder.

ORIGINAL POST: As police continue to analyze evidence in the murder of 30-year-old Jayna Murray, who was killed at the Lululemon yoga store in downtown Bethesda, friends and family will be gathering Friday night to remember her.

A candlelight vigil will be held at a place where Murray regularly took yoga classes -- Bethesda's Mindfulness Center.

At 8 p.m., friends and family will gather for a memorial service where they'll also offer support for Murray's co-worker, who survived Friday's Lululemon attacks.

Both women were sexually assaulted and beaten March 11 after they returned to the yoga apparel store after closing up shop.

Police say they came back to retrieve something one of them had left behind. Investigators believe two masked men followed the women into the store and attacked them.

Police have announced that the reward for helping solve the case has grown to more than $150,000.

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