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Published: Monday, December 10, 2018 @ 8:22 AM
Updated: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 @ 12:28 PM
By: Breaking News Staff
DAYTON — A homicide victim was found inside a Dayton apartment after a Grandview Medical Center patient told a hospital worker he stabbed someone early Sunday morning.
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Dayton police were dispatched around 9 a.m. to the hospital after a patient, identified as 39-year-old Laron Newman Cunningham, told the worker he stabbed someone inside a Wilkinson Plaza apartment on West Fifth Street in Dayton.
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According to a Dayton police incident report, a homicide victim was found inside the apartment shortly after officers received the call.
The victim was identified as 51-year-old Michael Oliver, of Dayton, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. Oliver died after suffering a stab wound to his neck and his death was ruled a homicide, according to a coroner’s office
“While the homicide detectives are still piecing together some of the details, the other residents in Wilkinson Plaza should know this was not a random act of violence, but a result of an altercation between two known associates,” said Dayton police Sgt. Michael Godsey.
Owen’s cause of death has not been ruled and is still under investigation, a coroner’s office spokesperson said.
Cunningham was taken into custody on a preliminary charge of murder about four hours after police received the initial call.