Police say 23-year-old man stabbed his girlfriend to death in Northeast Philly

- Police are investigating a homicide in after they say a 23-year-old man stabbed his 25-year-old girlfriend to death in Northeast Philadelphia.

The incident happened on Thursday, January 18 at around 1:12 p.m. 

Police responded to the scene of a stabbing inside the 5900 block of Belden Street.

When officers arrived on the scene, several relatives indicated the victim was deceased in the basement. 

The officers located a 25-year-old female, Oscarina Zarzuela with significant wounds to her chest and neck. 

The officers immediately took Ricky Torres-Martinez, 23, the victim’s boyfriend into custody.  

This investigation is ongoing with the Homicide Division.

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