A second person has been arrested in connection with Friday’s fatal stabbing of a Council Bluffs, Iowa, woman.
Authorities on Sunday, said 22-year-old Lisa A. Reeves and 47-year-old Clarence L. Woolsoncroft, both of Council Bluffs, were being held in jail on suspicion of first-degree murder. Authorities are still looking for another suspect in the case, 43-year-old Brian E. Reeves, along with a fourth person of interest, 32-year-old Eric Long, and a potential witness, 33-year-old Nicholas Franks.
Woolsencroft and the Reeves’ are charged in the slaying of 39-year-old Tammy L. Rocha, who died Friday night at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha after suffering multiple stab wounds.
Passers-by found her near death, at the intersection of 35th Street and Fifth Avenue in Council Bluffs just before 7-p.m., Friday. She’d managed to walk about two house lengths after being stabbed on 5th Avenue, before collapsing in the street.
Bluffs Police say it’s believed that all those involved were still in the Omaha-Council Bluffs area. Long was reportedly seen at an Omaha motel, but fled before authorities could reach him.
Authorities have so far declined to comment on a motive and the circumstances surrounding Rocha’s death, until they can interview more of the people with suspected links to the case. An autopsy on Rocha was completed in Des Moines, on Sunday.
Officials say the results should provide more clues to the type of weapon used to kill her.
Thanks to Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic