TAUNTON, Mass. (WPRI) — A Taunton woman called 911 Monday night after she told police she arrived home Monday to find her girlfriend dead inside their Morton Street apartment.
Police said Vanessa Courtney, 23, was either stabbed or slashed to death. They said her death is being investigated as a homicide.
Taunton police said the investigation is in its early stages and remains extremely active.
Flowers, candles, and messages gathered near the scene Tuesday in honor of Courtney.
“I heard crying after it happened,” neighbor Crystal Pimental recalled as she dropped off a cross.
Police are now searching for a suspect in Courtney’s death.
The homicide was the first of two homicides in the city that happened within hours of each other Monday. Police say an armed intruder was shot during a home invasion later in the evening.