Stabbing victim identified by police

Stabbing Victim

Crestview Police officials say 35 year-old Samuel Cornish of Crestview was the man found on the shoulder of of South Ferdon Boulevard around 7 a.m. this morning.

According to investigators, Cornish was stabbed in the chest.  He was taken to North Okaloosa Medical Center where he later died of his injuries.

This morning, investigators had cordoned off the area where Cornish was found on the side of the road to complete their investigation.  Traffic was re-routed for a couple of hours.

“At this time, the location of the actual stabbing incident remains undetermined,” said Lt. Andrew Schneider, Public Information Officer with the Crestview, Florida Police Department.  “The Crestview Police Department has a person of interest in custody regarding this case, but charges, if any, have not yet been filed.”

Investigators are asking anyone who has information on this stabbing death to contact the Crestview Police Department at (850) 682-3544.

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