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One Dead in Page Stabbing During Family Fight

May 22
09:56 2014

A fight between family members in Page, Arizona resulted in one person dead from stabbing injuries and the subsequent hunt for the suspect in Kaibeto.  On May 21, 2014, at approximately 5:30 AM, members of the Page Police Department responded to the Page Hospital to take a report on a stabbing call. Upon arrival at the hospital, the investigation revealed that an altercation happened between family members and one person was stabbed several times. While conducting the interview, we found out that the person who was stabbed had died of his injuries. The victim was identified as, 28 year old Jeremiah Welch of Kaibeto, Arizona.

The Page Police Department’s Criminal Investigation detectives were then called out to investigate the case.

Kaibeto, ArizonaThe investigation revealed that the altercation took place at approximately 4:30 AM at a residence on Falcon Drive in Page. Due to the time lapse in reporting the assault, the suspect in the stabbing had left the area.  An all points bulletin was put out for the suspect and his vehicle.  A short time later, Navajo PD called and stated that the vehicle and the suspect were located just outside of Kaibeto, Arizona.

The suspect’s, identity is being withheld pending his extradition from the Navajo Nation’s jurisdiction.  The suspect is currently being held at the Tuba City jail on unrelated tribal charges.

If anyone has information about this case and has not yet been interviewed by the Page Police Department, please contact Captain Ray Varner or Detective Larry Jones as soon as possible.  The numbers are 928-645-4362 or 928-645-4378.

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