Boone County sheriff's deputies investigate fatal stabbing

Thursday, May 29, 2014 | 9:45 a.m. CDT; updated 8:09 p.m. CDT, Thursday, May 29, 2014

COLUMBIA — A 40-year-old Columbia man was found fatally stabbed Wednesday night near Prathersville Road, according to a Boone County Sheriff's Department news release.

Deputies went to the victim's residence in the 6100 block of West Wilcott Street about 9 p.m. after receiving a call from a neighbor who reported a disturbance, according to the release. They found Richard A. Bennett outside of his apartment door with stab wounds, Detective Tom O'Sullivan said.

Bennett was taken to University Hospital, where he died several hours later, according to the release.

Deputies were still working on identifying a suspect, O'Sullivan said.

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