PHOENIX - Neighbors are reacting to the stabbing death of a woman in a home in North Phoenix.
The woman was found early Saturday afternoon with a stab wound to the upper body and pronounced deceased at the scene.
The last time 48-year-old Shannon Leshin had been seen alive was Friday afternoon, but a witness told police she’d seen the victim’s ex-boyfriend at the home Friday evening and thought the two were talking things out.
When the witness woke up on Saturday, she found Leshin in her bedroom and the 55-year-old suspect gone.
Police located the ex-boyfriend and he is facing a murder charge.
One neighbor told ABC15 he’d lived there for 40 years, and while he didn’t know the victim, he said there were always new people moving into the home near 17th Avenue and Thunderbird Road.
“It’s a very unfortunate thing, and it’s just too bad that people can’t control their tempers and let things get out of hand,” said Richard Maze.