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Two people were taken to an area hospital early Thursday after a double stabbing in North College Hill.
Police said they found a naked man and a half-naked woman got into a violent fight overnight.
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CINCINNATI -- JULY 3, 2014 -- Two people were injured in a stabbing on Cordova Avenue in North College Hill. (Photo by Dwayne Slavey)
JULY 3, 2014 -- Two people were injured in a stabbing on Cordova Avenue in North College Hill. (Photo by Zac Pitts)
NORTH COLLEGE HILL, Ohio – Police said they found a naked man and a half-naked woman "covered in blood" in the street after the pair got into a violent fight overnight.
Officers said they responded to a residential area near Betts and Catalpa Avenues about 2 a.m. Thursday and found the two outside suffering from multiple stab wounds.
Investigators followed a trail of blood to a home a block away at 1840 Cordova Ave. Once inside, officers said they found heroin, cocaine, marijuana and alcohol.
Police identified the stabbing victims as Carlos Jones, 38, of Springfield Township, and Camilla Horton, 26, of Colerain Township.
Investigators said they have not determined their relationship or what caused the fight, though drugs and alcohol contributed. They said no one else was involved in the fight.
Police put together this series of events:
> Jones visited the house on Cordova, which is occupied by two men who are rehabbing it. They do not own the house.
> While Jones was there, he made a phone call and Horton and her mother showed up. The mother was identified as Terri Ann Horton, 54, of Colerain Township.
> Jones and Horton were in a bedroom when they began arguing.
> The argument spilled into the living room and out into the street.
> The stabbings occurred somewhere along the way.
Police said they recovered a knife.
The wounds were not life-threatening, police said. They said they did not know the victims' conditions.
Charges are pending until the investigation is complete.
Neighbors were puzzled and shocked.
Annette Edwards called it a "good neighborhood" and "a quiet street."
The two men living in the house have been there about a month, Edwards said.
Another woman who didn't want to go on camera said she was moving out. "It's bad everywhere you go, but I didn't think it'd happen around here," she said.
“I just worry about my kids and everything around me when things like that happen," Tony Halbert said. "Just have to be more careful out here.”