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TEMPE PD: Man arrested for stabbing and killing pregnant woman and her unborn child

Posted at 10:58 AM, Jan 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-27 16:42:56-05

TEMPE, Ariz. — Tempe Police say have arrested a man accused of fatally stabbing a woman in her third trimester of pregnancy Sunday morning.

Police say they responded to an apartment complex near 8th Street and McClintock at 1:30 a.m. regarding reports of a woman screaming in the parking lot.

When police arrived, they found the 39-year-old woman suffering from stab wounds.

Officers were able to get a description of the suspect's car and locate the vehicle driving along Interstate 10 near Quartzsite, Arizona.

The suspect was taken into police custody around 11:45 a.m.

The woman was transported to Scottsdale Osborn hospital where both she and the baby died.

The suspect and victim are not being identified at this time.

Stay with KGUN9 for updates on this developing story.