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Police investigating murder of Taunton woman who was stabbed to death in her apartment

A woman was found stabbed to death in her Taunton apartment Monday afternoon.

Police responded to a call around 5:45 p.m. from a woman who said she came home and found her girlfriend dead in the apartment, according to the Bristol County District Attorney’s office. When officers arrived at the Morton Street residence, they found the victim, Vanessa Courtney, 23, had been stabbed and slashed to death.

Authorities said they are investigating the incident as a homicide.

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