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Thursday, September 14, 2017 11:45 am

Coroner IDs stabbing victim

The Journal Gazette

A 45-year-old Fort Wayne man has been identified as the victim of a stabbing in the 4900 block of Northcrest Drive early Wednesday, the Allen County coroner's office said today.

Dexter Eckwood suffered from stab wounds and died from his injuries after arriving at a local hospital, the coroner's office said in a statement following an autopsy.

The coroner ruled that Eckwood died from stab wounds to the abdomen, and the death has been ruled the 25th homicide of the year in Allen County.

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