Suspect in deadly Hopewell stabbing arrested

Published: Jun. 29, 2014 at 3:55 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 9, 2014 at 2:55 AM EDT
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SOURCE: Hopewell Police Department
SOURCE: Hopewell Police Department

HOPEWELL, VA (WWBT) - Hopewell Police confirm the suspect in a deadly stabbing was arrested at a relative's home late Saturday evening.

52-year-old Ulysses Blanding, Jr. was wanted for murder in the 1st degree and taken into custody without incident.

Just before 4:00 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Davisville Court for a reported domestic disturbance. The victim, identified as 28-year-old Catherine Elizabeth Lipford, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Lipford's body was found with "multiple sharp force injuries" according to a statement issued by the Hopewell Police Department.

The investigation remains underway. Anyone with information can leave an anonymous tip by contacting Hopewell / Prince George Crime Solvers at (804) 541-2202.

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