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54-year-old woman stabbed to death in Denver Saturday; man in custody

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The Denver Medical Examiner's Office said Dina Casias was found stabbed to death in the 5000 block of West Colfax Avenue.

DENVER — The Denver Police Department (DPD) said a 49-year-old man is in custody in connection with a homicide investigation where a woman was found dead Saturday morning.

According to DPD's Twitter, they arrived at the 5000 block of West Colfax Avenue around 1:25 a.m. Police said they found a woman stabbed to death and believe the case was domestic violence-related.

The Denver Medical Examiner's Office identified the woman killed as 54-year-old Dina Casias.

DPD said 49-year-old Israel Casarez was arrested for the stabbing. Casarez is being held for investigation of first-degree murder.

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