Police: Vancouver man kills woman; child found inside home

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Vancouver police arrested a man on a murder charge after they say he fatally stabbed a woman inside a home Sunday morning. Their 8-year-old child was inside the home at the time of the incident. 

Police responded to a report of an assault with a weapon at a home near F Street and East 24th Street shortly after 10:30 a.m. Sunday. 

At the scene, they found a man outside the house holding a knife in his hand. He was later identified as 45-year-old Michael R. Murrah.

Police found a woman inside the home who had stab wounds. She was taken to a hospital where she later died from her injuries. 

The couple’s 8-year-old child was in the home but was not injured, police said. 

Murrah was taken into custody and arrested on a first-degree murder charge. 

The Vancouver Police Department Major Crimes Unit is investigating the case.

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