Man charged after 39-year-old dies from multiple stab wounds in Parma

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PARMA, Ohio — Police are investigating a stabbing homicide that occurred in Parma Friday night.

Police said they responded to the 6700 block of Brownfield Drive at 11:57 p.m. to reports of a suspect with a knife who had stabbed someone.

Officers said the 39-year-old victim, Jason L. Masters, was found in a basement and had suffered multiple stab wounds.

Officials reportedly tried to provide aid to the victim, but were unsuccessful.  The victim was pronounced deceased on scene.

Police said the suspect, a 38-year-old man, fled the scene before they arrived.

They said at 1:43 a.m. Saturday, the suspect turned himself in at the Parma Justice Center where he was taken into custody.

Monday, police identified the suspect as Thomas Woodrum Jr. They said Woodrum was charged with one count of murder in Masters’ death. He is set to be in court on October 16 at 11 a.m.

The investigation is ongoing and police say additional charges may follow.

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