Federal Heights police seek suspect in woman's stabbing death

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Posted at 1:13 PM, Dec 31, 2023
and last updated 2024-01-05 11:11:31-05

FEDERAL HEIGHTS, Colo. — Police in Federal Heights are looking for a man wanted in the stabbing death of a 20-year-old woman Saturday.

Around 3:30 p.m., police said someone came upon the female victim laying outside the Tuscan Heights Apartments, 1700 West 85th Avenue, and called 911.

Police arrived and located the woman. She was rushed to North Suburban Hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries, according to Federal Heights police. She was identified Tuesday as Sachely Diaz.

Police said a male suspect that was known to the victim has been identified and efforts are underway to locate him. He was identified as 35-year-old Adrian Carracedo-Vega.

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Investigators said he may be heading to Texas or attempting to cross the border into Mexico. Police do not know how he may be traveling out of state.

The incident is currently under investigation by detectives with the Federal Heights Police Department, along with personnel from the Colorado Bureau of Investigations, Adams County Coroner’s Office, and the Adams County District Attorney’s Office.

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Editor's note on Jan. 2, 2024 at 12:18 p.m.: This story has been updated with the suspect's information.

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