Crime

Police identify victim, suspect in deadly Northeast stabbing

Man stabbed, killed in Northeast El Paso

EL PASO, Texas - Police identified the man stabbed and killed Wednesday in Northeast El Paso as 61-year-old James Everhart.

Investigators said Everhart was killed in the 3900 block of Kemp, about a mile from Chapin High School, at about 11:30 am Wednesday.

The suspect, identified by police as 61-year-old Wayne Woodruff, was charged with Murder and booked into the county jail on a $1 million bond.

Police said Everhart was found in front of an apartment complex, just a few hundred feet from Dyer street. He was rushed to University Medical Center, where he died.

An ABC-7 crew at the scene spotted trash bags on the sidewalk where the victim was found, possibly containing clothes.

ABC-7 also spotted a woman with dyed red hair sitting in the back of a police unit. Police spent a lot of time speaking with her but did not specify her role in the investigation.

A silver PT Cruiser, which police said was driven by the suspect, was spotted a block away from the murder scene with its doors open.


A neighbor who lives directly across the street from the murder scene told ABC-7  she has seen a lot of activity at the apartment complex recently.

"A lot of traffic, which I assume is because of drugs," Nicole Beyer said, "The violence that I have seen occur over here, people yelling about 'oh you owe me money for this and this and this,' that whole area, it's never been a good area to me. I've always had an uneasy feeling about it."

 

 


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