Mastic woman awakens to a struggle, dead boyfriend

A Mastic woman claims she awakened Sunday to a struggle and found her boyfriend fatally stabbed. Dana Duford told Suffolk investigators that an intruder punched her in the face after she woke up and

News 12 Staff

Feb 11, 2008, 12:10 AM

Updated 6,003 days ago

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A Mastic woman claims she awakened Sunday to a struggle and found her boyfriend fatally stabbed.
Dana Duford told Suffolk investigators that an intruder punched her in the face after she woke up and that her boyfriend was in a pool of blood. She said the attack occurred around 8:30 a.m. while her toddler was in another room.
According to Duford, the man fled the home. However, police are not yet labeling the incident a home invasion. Investigators said they found no drugs or weapons at the Winters Drive home.
Neighbors are shocked. "I've been here 15 years and it's a good neighborhood," says Gary Davis.
Authorities are asking anyone with information about the crime to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.


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