54-year-old slain in Washington County stabbing

Published: Nov. 27, 2022 at 8:47 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 28, 2022 at 8:32 AM EST
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HARRISON, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - One man is dead after a stabbing in Washington County, the latest victim of a surge in deadly crime that’s claimed more than 50 lives across the CSRA.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said a woman is suspected of stabbing Edward Porter, 54, to death after an incident at their home in Harrison.

The agency said, “Porter allegedly was involved in a reported assault on a juvenile incident at the mobile home prior to the stabbing.”

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the incident, after the Washington County Sheriff’s Office asked the GBI to help in this investigation.

Both agencies have been working together on the investigation.

It will remain an active investigation while interviews continue, and evidence is being collected and properly examined by the GBI crime lab.

The GBI Medical Examiner’s Office will also conduct the autopsy.

Anyone with information, in this case, is urged to call the GBI’s Eastman office at 478-374-6988 or the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 478-552-0911.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously by calling 1-800-595-8477.

Anonymous tips can also be submitted online at the GBI’s website or through the See Something, Send Something app.

An outbreak of fatal shootings, stabbings and other suspicious deaths has killed more than 50 people across the CSRA since spring, leaving more than 50 people dead. The surge has affected communities large and small.