Update: Victim identified in deadly stabbing in Marquette

Mugshot of Curtis Contois, stabbing suspect.
Mugshot of Curtis Contois, stabbing suspect.(WLUC)
Published: Aug. 8, 2021 at 1:05 PM EDT
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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE: Tuesday August 10: Marquette Police have identified 61-year-old Marquette Resident, Patrick Allen Parker as the victim of a deadly stabbing in Marquette.

The suspect of a stabbing in Marquette Sunday night has been arraigned in court.

38-year-old Curtis John Contois was arraigned in Marquette County District Court Monday, on one count of Homicide Open Murder Statutory Short Term.

At the arraignment Contois was referred for a competency evaluation and no new court date was set at this time.

One person is dead after a stabbing early Sunday morning on Marquette’s south side.

According to the Marquette Police Department, officers responded just after 1:00 a.m. Sunday to the 200 block of Furnace St. for a reported stabbing. Officers discovered a 61-year-old Marquette resident had been stabbed. Their name has not been released.

The suspect, 38-year-old Curtis John Contois, left the scene. Contois was found around 10:30 a.m. Sunday after a search with K-9 assistance.

The victim died a short time later at Upper Peninsula Health System – Marquette, police say.

“The Marquette Police would like to thank the community for their diligence,” Detective Captain Gregory Kinonen said in a press release. “The suspect was located by a collaborative effort between the Police and the community.”

Police say the stabbing is still being investigated, and further information will be provided at a later date.

The Marquette Police were assisted by the Michigan State Police Crime Lab, UP Health System EMS, Marquette Fire Department and Northern Michigan University Police Department.

On 08/08/21 at 1:03 am, officers were dispatched to the 200 Blk of Furnace St. regarding a stabbing complaint. Upon...

Posted by Marquette Police Department on Sunday, August 8, 2021

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