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Police seek woman in connection with fatal stabbing near shelter

Police seek woman in connection with fatal stabbing near shelter

(Courtesy of Salt Lake City Police Department)


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SALT LAKE CITY — Police are looking for a woman in connection with the investigation of a man who was fatally stabbed near a homeless shelter in November.

The Salt Lake City Police Department said they believe Natalie Fern Bluehouse, 50, may have information relevant to the murder of Willie D. Hollingsworth. She was described by investigators as a person of Native American descent, around 5 feet 5 inches tall and 200 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Police said they believe she frequents the Salt Lake City Shelter at 210 S. Rio Grande.

Hollingsworth, 49, was fatally stabbed on Nov. 20 at 210 S. Rio Grande Street. He had numerous encounters with the police before his death for offenses including theft and alcohol-related crimes, according to court documents. He was arrested by Salt Lake police more than 50 times.

A search of court records revealed Bluehouse also has a long history of alcohol-related misdemeanor offenses dating back to 2002. She pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance in 2008, as well as attempted possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person and aggravated assault in 2010.

Police said those who see Bluehouse or know of her location should not make contact with her, but can contact the Salt Lake police by calling 801-799-3000 or texting the keyword TIPSLCPD plus information to 274637.

Contributing: McKenzie Romero

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