Man killed in Hamilton Township stabbing - WNEM TV 5

Man killed in Hamilton Township stabbing

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CLARE COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

Authorities said a 46-year-old Detroit man is dead after being stabbed multiple times.

It happened just before noon Saturday, July 15 on the 8000 block of E. Stockwell in Clare County's Hamilton Township.

The victim, James Edwards, was taken to the Clare Municipal Airport by ambulance to be air lifted to a trauma hospital. Police said he died from his injuries while being transported.

Through the investigation it was believed the suspect, Walter Downing, was still in the area and possibly at a home on E. Stockwell, according to a spokesperson for the Clare County Sheriff's Department. 

Downing, a 41-year-old Detroit man, was located and arrested without incident. 

He was charged with open murder. His bond was set at $1 million.

Downing remains lodged in the Clare County Jail.

Police have not released information on what led to the stabbing. 

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