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FWPD investigating woman's stabbing death

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) -

Fort Wayne detectives are investigating how, why, and when a woman was stabbed in her north side apartment.

"It's kind of scary with this many police cars. There's not as many now as there were. When I first pulled in I didn't know whether to park or not," resident Charisse Orendorff says.

Neighbors say it's unusual for police cars to be called to the Coldwater Crossing Apartment complex on the city's north side.

Family members called 911 after going to check on a woman Thursday morning and found her stabbed inside her apartment.

The woman was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, but died there.

Detectives are searching for answers by canvassing the area.

"We're knocking on doors, we're looking at the history of the apartment to see if there was any reason for us to have been called here in the past. If so, the nature of the type of calls, who might have been involved," says Fort Wayne police spokesman Michael Joyner.

Charisse Orendorff and her next door neighbor Pat Black say they didn't know the woman in apartment 214.

"I haven't met her. In the winter you kind of stay indoors and pretty much go to and from your car and don't do a lot of socializing," Orendorff says.

"I've never really talked to her. She moved in in the winter and I've not really talked to her," Black says.

Black has lived at the Coldwater Crossing Apartments for seven years.

She says she noticed something strange about her neighbor's car.

"Yesterday when I was getting the mail, I observed that this lady's car hadn't moved in a couple of days and was parked with the front of the car out. And this morning I noticed that it was the other way with the front towards her door," Black says.

She says she doesn't see the woman come and go a lot, but adds she's never seen trouble at her apartment.

"Every community that you live in has its problems, but it's a good community," she says.

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.

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