Elderly Woman Stabbed To Death

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(Memphis) A woman in her 70s was stabbed to death in the 1100 block of West Lexington Circle this evening.

The family said Bobbie Jean Edinbourgh's son went to the house and found her stabbed, lying on the floor at about 5 p.m.

No one else was in the home.

Family members told News Channel 3 Edinbourgh had just completed chemotherapy, surviving her battle with breast cancer.

They said she lived with her grandson in the North Memphis home. They also said she was a very religious woman and read her Bible every night.

Memphis Police remained at the home for several hours, dusting for fingerprints and looking for evidence.

"It's a true tragedy," said Evelyn Carroll, the victim's niece. "She was very loved."

Edinbourgh's stepdaughter, Esther Harrison, said, "Whatever happened shouldn't have happened."

She described the scene as a nightmare, something they couldn't believe despite staring past the yellow tape.

"We're just going to have to pray for strength for the whole family," said Carroll.

Edinbourgh is preceded in death by her daughter. She is survived by two sons and several stepchildren.