Woman dies after stabbing at north-side apartment

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A woman was killed in a stabbing at a north-side apartment complex early Thursday.

Fort Wayne Police investigate a stabbing at Coldwater Crossing Apartments on Thursday, April 20, 2017.

Fort Wayne Police and medics were called just after 9 a.m. Thursday to an apartment at 214 Northeast Drive, in the Coldwater Crossing Apartments complex off Coldwater Road, on a report of a stabbing. Dispatchers told NewsChannel 15 a victim was reported in critical condition.

Sgt. Michael Joyner with the Fort Wayne Police Department said a family member went to the apartment to check on a woman and found her down inside the apartment. That family member then called 911, Joyner said.

The woman was found with a stab wound and was taken to a hospital in critical condition, Joyner said. Just after noon, police said the woman had died.

Around 2:30 p.m. Friday, the Allen County Coroner’s Office identified the woman as 42-year-old Courtney Renee Lincoln of Fort Wayne. Lincoln died of stab wounds, but the coroner’s office said in a report that the manner of her death was still pending.

The circumstances surrounding Lincoln’s death are still not known. Joyner called the investigation “wide open” on Thursday.

Multiple squad cars could be seen surrounding the single-story apartment building, and a crime scene management team was working. Joyner said detectives were canvassing the complex to learn more.