Suspect in custody after woman fatally stabbed in northwest Miami-Dade

Fatal stabbing occurred in front of victim's daughter, neighbor says

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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A suspect is in custody after a woman was fatally stabbed Tuesday morning in northwest Miami-Dade County, authorities confirmed.

The stabbing was reported at the Country Club Villas apartment complex at 6869 NW 179th St.

Miami-Dade police officers responded to the scene just before 9 a.m. and found the woman dead inside of a black SUV.  

A yellow tarp covered the windshield of the driver's side as investigators gathered evidence from inside a nearby apartment.

Local 10 News reporter Roy Ramos was at the scene as detectives questioned witnesses about what led up to the woman's death.

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Residents who spoke with Ramos described seeing a man holding the woman's daughter who was crying. After he drove away, they discovered the victim in the SUV.

"He did it in front of her daughter," a nearby resident said in Spanish. "The girl is 7 years old and she goes to school with my son."

The resident said the couple had been separated for four years but were trying to get back together.

She said the victim couldn't deal with the situation and a fight between them led to the stabbing.

A Miami-Dade police spokesman said the suspect was apprehended at an apartment building at 717 SW 11th Ave. in Miami.

The identities of the victim and suspect have not been released.

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