Police identify woman stabbed to death in north Charlotte

- One person is in custody after a woman was stabbed to death Monday morning in north Charlotte, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police.

The woman has been identified as Marcella Lightner Thrash, 50. Her family has been notified of her death. 

Officers were called about 7:15 a.m. Monday, April 10 to a home in the 5600 block Hubbard Point Drive near Sugar Creek Road in reference to an assault with a deadly weapon. Officers said they found a woman who had been stabbed.

According to police, a person of interest has been taken into custody in connection with the crime. Detectives believe the victim and the suspect knew one another. 

Justin Dues has two children, his family just moved to the neighborhood. 

"When you live in a bigger city...these are things that are going to happen and this is part of real life," he said. "It doesn't matter if there was a police officer on patrol on that street this morning, something like that still wouldn've happened."  

The death marks the 28th murder in Charlotte for the year. This is an ongoing, active investigation. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.  Detective Hefner is the lead detective assigned to the case. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. 

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