UPDATED – ARREST MADE – Fort Wayne Woman killed in home invasion at Baldwin Creek Apartments

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO):Fort Wayne Police have made an arrest in the stabbing death of a woman at the Baldwin Creek Apartments yesterday on the city’s Northeast Side.

51 year old David Lee Cortez-Suel has been arrested in the stabbing. He’s currently charged with Aggravated Battery and Failing to Register as a Child Molester. Additional charges are pending investigation.

The Allen County Coroner’s Office reports the victim, Crystal C. Holmes, 48 of Fort Wayne, died due to a stab wound of the chest. Her manner of death was a homicide. This is the 19th homicide in Allen County this year.

WOWO News has learned that detectives believe that the stabbing was due to a domestic violence situation and not a robbery as was originally reported.

Fort Wayne Police credit community cooperation in helping them determine what happened and make the arrest and say they’re grateful for the trust of the community and those who came forward with information.


A woman is dead after Fort Wayne Police say someone broke into her apartment and stabbed her.

The stabbing happened at around 9-AM today at the Baldwin Creek Apartments in the 2100 Block of Hobson Road, according to our Partners in News at ABC-21. The woman was rushed to a local hospital where she later died.

Police are asking anyone with information to call the Fort Wayne Police Detective Bureau. The investigation is continuing.


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