Search underway for suspect who tortured woman in University Heights apartment

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UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio (WJW) – University Heights police are investigating an attempted murder and arson that took place at an apartment in the 2100 block of Kerwin Road Friday.

According to police, dispatch received a fire alarm from an apartment just after 1 p.m.

When firefighters arrived, they found a 23-year-old woman who was unresponsive.

She had been stabbed multiple times.

Police said a 37-year-old woman tortured the victim for several hours, and then attempted to set fire to the apartment before leaving the scene.

Police saidthe victim is in stable condition.

The suspect faces charges of attempted aggravated murder, aggravated arson and tampering with evidence.

She has not been identified.

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