Lakeside Drive death declared homicide

February 25, 2019

A 60-year-old Fort Wayne woman has been identified as the victim of a stabbing at a Lakeside Drive apartment on Friday afternoon, the Allen County coroner’s office said today.

Carmen A. Hughes died from multiple stab wounds, and her death is the second homicide of the year in the county, the coroner’s office said in a statement following an autopsy.

Family members called city police Friday for a well-being check, saying they had not heard from Hughes in two days.

The family members met police just after they discovered Hughes dead in her apartment in the 8600 block of Lakeside Drive, near Tillman Road and Lafayette Street.

Hughes’ death remains under investigation by city police, the coroner’s office and the county prosecutor’s office.