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Woman killed in stabbing in north Spokane; no arrests made

December 17, 2018

A woman stabbed late Sunday in her north Spokane apartment later died from her injuries.

Police arrived to the woman’s unit at 811 W. Walton Ave. near the Garland Business District at about 11:30 p.m., where they found the victim with apparent stab wounds. She was transported to a local hospital where she later died, police said in a news release.

Elizabeth Scherette, a student at Eastern Washington University and neighbor of the woman, said she arrived home Sunday evening to the sounds of a woman screaming next door. Along with several other neighbors, she said she broke down the front door just as the suspect escaped out the back, and found the woman bleeding from her neck.

“I ran in and put my hands on her throat,” she said. “I sat there with her until they got the ambulance here.”

She said the woman lived alone.

This story will be updated.

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