Philly Man Stabbed, Killed in Upstate New York

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    A 19-year-old Philadelphia man was visiting his girlfriend in upstate New York when he was attacked early Sunday morning. He suffered multiple stab wounds and died. Police has a suspect in custody. (Published Thursday, Aug 7, 2014)

    A Philadelphia man was stabbed to death Sunday while visiting his girlfriend in upstate New York.

    Authorities found 19-year-old Eugenio Correa dead on the sidewalk on the 900 block of Bleecker Street in Utica, N.Y. around 3 a.m. Aug. 3, according to the Utica Police Department. He was stabbed multiple times, according to officials.

    Police located a man fitting the suspect's description only a few blocks away from where the crime occurred.

    Investigators arrested 40-year-old Pablo Contreras, of Utica, and charged him with second-degree murder.

    A vigil honoring Correa was held at his home on the 4000 block of Neilson Street in the city's Juniata section Thursday.

    Family members are unsure why the suspect attacked Correa. A Utica Police spokesman said the victim and suspect knew each other, although he did not disclose the nature of their relationship.

    The official cause of death has not yet been released. Authorities will release that information once the medical examiner completes an autopsy.