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Woman killed in east Charlotte home near I-485. CMPD is looking for her boyfriend

CMPD is investigating a homicide on Gold Pan Road in east Charlotte.
CMPD is investigating a homicide on Gold Pan Road in east Charlotte. WBTV photo

A woman has died after being stabbed in an east Charlotte home, and her boyfriend is sought by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police as “person of interest,” according to a press release.

The incident happened shortly before 2 a.m. Tuesday in the 10300 block of Gold Pan Road, a neighborhood not far from the intersection of Harrisburg Road and Interstate 485.

Investigators say Aliyah Sakinah Terry, 35, was pronounced dead after being taken to a Charlotte hospital.

The suspect Isaih Andrew Henderson III, 32, was charged with her murder on July 5, according to a press release.

It was the second time police had been called to the home within 24 hours, CMPD said.

“Preliminary information indicates that officers responded earlier on July 1, at 9:57 p.m. in reference to a 911 call,” said a release.

“Upon arrival, officers learned there was a verbal dispute between the female and a live-in boyfriend who had already left the scene. Officers determined that no crime occurred. Detectives are currently looking for the victim’s boyfriend as he is a person of interest in the investigation,” police said.

This is the 59th person killed in Charlotte in 2019, which authorities say is an unusually high number for early July.

In 2018, CMPD reported 57 homicides in Charlotte, according to the Charlotte Observer’s data. The 2018 total was changed to 58 in February, when a man died from wounds sustained last year.

Investigators are seeking tips at 704-432-TIPS or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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