Stephen Nurse (Prince George's County Police Department)

A man was arrested in connection with the slaying of his former girlfriend who was found dead in an apartment building laundry room, Prince George’s County police said Wednesday.

Stephen Nurse, 46, has been charged with first- and second-degree murder in the killing of Ashley Solano.

Police were called to the 7400 block of 18th Avenue in Adelphi around 9 a.m. Monday to check on the welfare of someone in the laundry room. Inside officers found 29-year-old Solano suffering from blunt force trauma to her head. She was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

Nurse is currently being held in jail without bond, according to a department press release. Police said Solano and Nurse had been in a relationship. The motive is under investigation, authorities added.

Mapping homicides in the District and the surrounding suburbs since 2000.