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Woman Fatally Stabbed In Northeast Columbus; Suspect Sought

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Columbus Police say a woman has died after she was stabbed near a bar on the northeast side.

A Columbus police statement says 29-year-old Shirley Minnifield was stabbed around 1:30 a.m. Monday. Police say Minnifield died a short time later at a Columbus hospital.

Police were searching for a suspect who had left the scene by the time officers arrived. No other details were immediately available on the suspect or any motive for the stabbing.

Police say the stabbing was the 79th homicide in Columbus so far this year.