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Police ID woman stabbed, killed at Gresham apartment; suspect sought

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Deadly stabbing victim Annastasia Diane Hester (Photo released by Gresham Police Department) Deadly stabbing victim Annastasia Diane Hester (Photo released by Gresham Police Department)
GRESHAM, OR (KPTV) -

Gresham Police said Friday night they have no suspects in the stabbing death of a woman attacked at her home at East Park Apartments early Friday morning.

Dozens of Multnomah County Search and Rescue volunteers worked until dusk Friday combing trails and land near where 36-year-old Annastasia Diane Hester was stabbed multiple times.

Hester called 911 just after 3 a.m. Friday to report that she had been stabbed.

Emergency crews quickly arrived to the 100 block of Eastman Parkway and found Hester suffering from multiple stab wounds. She was taken to the hospital and later died from her injuries.

Police have not identified a suspect in this case. Officers said the victim was unable to give them details before she died.

Neighbors in nearby apartment units told FOX 12 they're shocked by the death of the neighbor they described as "friendly." Several residents said they didn't know Hester well, but said they always saw her with her young daughter.

Amanda Christensen has lived next to the apartment complex for two years. She had never seen violent crime like this and she generally feels safe, but said she does get concerned about the Springwater Trail nearby and who might be hanging out there.

“I have a friend who always says, ‘I’m so worried about you living so close to the Springwater Trail,’" she said.

One neighbor, who did not want to speak on camera, said he saw Hester’s fence and air conditioning unit damaged.

The Multnomah County Major Crime Team and the Oregon State Police Crime Lab are processing the crime scene and checking the surrounding areas.

Multnomah County Search and Rescue volunteers are out searching along the Spring Water Corridor looking for possible clues.

Investigators are also canvasing neighborhoods in the immediate area in hopes of speaking with anyone who may have seen or heard anything.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Gresham Police Department tip line at 503-618-2719.

Detectives are urging the public to be vigilant and keep their doors and windows locked at night.

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