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Police identify victim in fatal Cedar Rapids stabbing

No arrests made in death of 18-year-old Christopher Arteberry Jr.

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CEDAR RAPIDS — Police have identified the victim of the early Friday morning stabbing in Cedar Rapids as Christopher Arteberry Jr.

Arteberry, 18, died after being stabbed.

Officers responded to a call from an apartment complex at 6725 College Park Court SW, about one mile from the campus of Kirkwood Community College, at 2:09 a.m. Friday, Cedar Rapids Public Safety spokesman Greg Buelow said in a statement Saturday.

Arteberry was taken to Mercy Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead about an hour later, according to the statement.

Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident. No arrests have made in connection with the stabbing.

Buelow said on Friday that police are unsure where, exactly, the stabbing took place. Investigators are following up on several leads this weekend.

An autopsy will be done by the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner.

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