Two fatally stabbed in Tampa, police say

Police believe the victims, both female, knew their assailant.
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Published Nov. 26, 2023|Updated Nov. 27, 2023

Tampa police on Sunday were investigating the stabbing deaths of a woman and a teen in north Tampa.

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According to the police statement, officers responded shortly before 9 a.m. to the 14000 block of Riveredge Drive, just east of Interstate-75, in reference to a girl in her early teens who had been stabbled repeatedly.

When they arrived, the officers found a woman in her 30′s had also been stabbed.

The older victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. The teen was taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced deceased.

Based on the preliminary investigation, police said both victims were related to each other and known to the suspect.

Anyone with information that could assist detectives with their investigation is asked to call Tampa Police at 813-231-6130 or submit an anonymous tip by contacting Crime Stoppers at 800-873-TIPS (8477) or via TIP411.

This is a developing story and will be updated.