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Woman stabbed to death at Miracle Mile motel, police say

Posted at 12:45 PM, Mar 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-08 19:40:24-05

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Police say a woman was found stabbed to death in a motel on Miracle Mile early Sunday morning.

According to a news release from the Tucson Police Department, officers first received a report of the stabbing at around 12:30 a.m. When police arrived at the Terrace Motel at 631 West Miracle Mile, they found 21-year-old Nicole Collins with multiple lacerations and stab wounds clinging to life. She was rushed to Banner University Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead, shortly after arrival.

Police say they later determined 34-year-old Bruce Fairbanks Spring had committed a carjacking in an area south of the motel right when police began investigating the stabbing.

On Monday, around 3:30 p.m. in Globe, authorities with the Gila County Sheriff’s Department, Globe Police Department and Arizona Department of Public Safety took Spring into custody, following a pursuit, according to TPD. Spring's was wanted for homicide at the Terrace Motel.

TPD detectives will complete the investigation in Globe, where Spring will be booked into Gila County Jail on a felony warrant.

Police say Spring will then be extradited to the Pima County Jail.

Bruce Fairbanks Spring
Bruce Fairbanks Spring