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Woman Found Dead With Stab Wounds Following Brewerytown House Fire

After putting out the flames, firefighters found a 27-year-old woman with multiple stab wounds throughout her body.

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  • Firefighters found a woman stabbed to death after extinguishing a fire in an apartment in Philadelphia's Brewerytown neighborhood Sunday night.
  • Firefighters responded to a report of a fire with people trapped inside around 8:30 p.m. After they put out the flames, police say firefighters found a 27-year-old woman with multiple stab wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
  • Police also say a 40-year-old man was found with injuries nearby. He was taken to a hospital.

A woman was found dead with multiple stab wounds following a house fire in Philadelphia’s Brewerytown neighborhood Sunday night. 

Firefighters responded to a house fire on the 2900 block of West Girard Avenue around 8:30 p.m. After putting out the flames, they found a 27-year-old woman with multiple stab wounds throughout her body. She was pronounced dead at the scene at 9 p.m. 

Police said they also found a 40-year-old man at the location who was cutting his wrist. He was taken to Presbyterian Hospital where he remains in critical condition.

Two other people living in an upstairs apartment escaped unharmed.

Police continued to investigate overnight and no charges have been announced.

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