Woman stabbed 32 times in a domestic violence incident

One woman was taken to the hospital after being stabbed Sunday evening in what is reported as domestic violence situation. The incident took place just before 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Costa Tarragona Apartments off of North Padre Island Drive and Interstate 37.

According to calls, a man stabbed a woman in the neck and then ran on foot into a nearby neighborhood. The woman, Ashley Marie Ortega was taken to the hospital. After investigating, deputies have determined that the two people knew each other but they don’t know the nature of that relationship. It is also unknown whether the victim and suspect were both living together at the apartment complex or he was just visiting. Police have identified the suspect but have not released any names.