Blood Trail Leads Police to Suspect in Fatal Manhattan Apartment Stabbing: NYPD

What to Know

  • Police say a 48-year-old woman was stabbed to death in her apartment over the weekend
  • A neighbor of the woman called it "the scariest thing in the world"
  • A 34-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder and burglary

A trail of blood led police to their suspect after a woman was brutally stabbed to death in her Manhattan apartment over the weekend, investigators say.

Police said Eloise Liz, 48, was stabbed as many as 10 times in her home on 153th Street in Hamilton Heights early Saturday morning. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Alexander Felix, 34, of Brooklyn, was arrested after investigators discovered a bloody trail leading from the scene of the crime to nearby Harlem Hospital, police said.

Police said it was there that they found the suspect being treated for injuries to his hand.

Felix has been charged with second-degree murder and burglary. He was arraigned on Sunday night and remanded.

The suspect said nothing as he was taken out of a precinct Sunday night. He had bandages on his arm as he left the station house, and authorities said he was injured during a struggle with the victim. 

There was no known relationship between Felix and Liz, according to police, who believe Felix was trying to burglarize the apartment when he got into a violent struggle with Liz. 

A neighbor heard a loud argument and called 911 at about 3:50 a.m. Saturday, police said. 

Neighbor Randy Romero said it's terrifying that a neighbor he used to know in his building was murdered. 

"To know that a stranger can just come in the building and just murder somebody that lives on my floor that I used to see on a regular basis, say hello to, have conversations with — its the scariest thing in the world."

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