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Anderson woman found stabbed to death inside her home with two toddlers nearby

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Posted at 1:19 PM, Dec 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-30 17:31:15-05

ANDERSON — An Anderson woman was found stabbed to death Tuesday night inside her home, police said.

Officers with the Anderson Police Department responded around 9:45 p.m. to a report of a woman discovered dead at the house in the 2900 block of East 5th Street.

Police found 37-year-old Andrea Aguirre dead on the floor of her bedroom, said Caleb McKnight, a public information officer.

Police said Friday it initially appeared Aguirre was shot, but an autopsy revealed she died from multiple stab wounds.

Aguirre's estranged husband told police he checked on Aguirre and their children's welfare after she did not respond when he attempted to contact her.

On Dec. 29, Alexander Miranda Ortiz, 36, was arrested in Boston on a warrant for murder in connection with Aguirre's death, McKnight said in a press release. He was in possession of Aguirre's vehicle when he was arrested.

McKnight said the children were found unharmed and are with family members.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Det. Josh Senseney at 765-648-6757.