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Woman stabbed to death in apartment complex parking lot identified

A 26-year-old woman has been identified by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office as the latest victim of Louisville’s deadly violence.
Published: May. 23, 2022 at 9:23 AM EDT|Updated: May. 23, 2022 at 1:20 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A 26-year-old woman has been identified by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office as the latest victim of Louisville’s deadly violence.

Louisville Metro police said officers found the body of Yaniris Aguilera-Valdes around 6:30 a.m. Monday morning in the parking lot of an apartment building in the 2900 block of Brinkey Way.

A release from LMPD says Aguilera-Valdes died from a stab wound. However, a Jefferson County deputy coroner said how Aguilera-Valdes died is pending an autopsy.

LMPD said there are no suspects.

Aguilera-Valdes is the city’s 67th homicide victim this year as Louisville’s deadly violence continues at a record pace.

She died in an area of the Klondike neighborhood where residents complain of ongoing crime, drug activity and sounds of gunfire.

“They say it has been going on for a long time,” one woman, who did not want to be identified, said. “The policemen even told me this is a rough neighborhood for me to live in, being by myself.”

“Unfortunately it’s not surprising, I mean it’s kind of a bad neighborhood,” resident Jeremy Snyder said as he pushed a stroller with his infant son past the crime scene.

“Me and my son just came outside to get some fresh air,” he added, “and this is what we kind of what we walked into.”

LMPD asks anyone with information to call the anonymous tip line at (502) 574-LMPD (5673). Tips can also be made online by using the LMPD Crime Tip Portal.

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