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Woman Stabbed To Death At Raleigh Apartment Complex

Posted November 9, 2005 7:39 a.m. EST

— Police say Lauren Michele Redman was found around 2:20 a.m. Tuesday stabbed to death outside an apartment complex at Dominion Walnut Creek near Gorman Street.

Authorities are investigating an early-morning fatal stabbing at the Dominion Walnut Creek apartment complex in Raleigh.

Police responded to a 911 call around 2:20 a.m. Tuesday at the apartment complex near Gorman Street. When officers arrived, they found Lauren Michele Redman, 22, who lived at

3010 North Walnut Creek Parkway

, stabbed to death.

Detectives began gathering evidence before dawn and continued processing pieces of the crime scene throughout the morning. Access to the apartment complex was restricted all day to only police and students.

At one point, investigators took a piece of wood from the apartment grounds. Early Tuesday morning, they were also seen talking with a young man at the crime scene, but they would not say if he was a suspect in the case or a witness. Police were tight-lipped about the case and would not say who called 911, if the death was random or if there were any suspects in the case.

Police are also searching for Redman's car, a 1997 green Honda Civic coupe with North Carolina license plate

TTA 9870

. Authorities said the vehicle had some damage in the area of the right rear bumper and right rear quarter panel and that there was also some duct tape on the damaged areas.

Anyone who has information that might be helpful to those investigating the case is asked to call the Raleigh Police Department Detective Division at

(919) 890-3555

or CrimeStoppers at

(919) 226-2746 (226-CRIME)


Administrators at East Wake High School, where Redman graduated in 2001, said Tuesday that Redman was a good student who played soccer and tennis.

"She was a model student, did all the right things," said East Wake High School's athletic director, Charles Corbett. "(She was) always where she was supposed to be when she was supposed to be there."