Man stabbed to death, woman arrested

Fort Wayne Police investigate a stabbing in the Northcrest Apartments complex on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Police arrested a 49-year-old woman on allegations she stabbed a man to death early Wednesday at a north-side apartment.

Fort Wayne Police and medics were called around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday to an apartment at 4917 Northcrest Drive in the Northcrest Apartments complex on a report of a stabbing there. Once investigators arrived, they found a man with a stab wound to the abdomen in critical condition. The victim later died after he was taken to the hospital.

The Allen County Coroner’s Office said Thursday that 45-year-old Dexter Eckwood was died of stab wounds in his home. His death was ruled a homicide, the coroner’s office said.

Kathleen Theroit

Officers arrested 49-year-old Kathleen Theroit later Wednesday for her connection to the case. She faces preliminary charges of Aggravated and Domestic Battery and was booked in the Allen County Jail.

Police have not released a motive for the killing.

This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and the Allen County Coroner’s Office.