Homeworth woman identified as Y’town stabbing victim

YOUNGSTOWN- A Homeworth woman has been found stabbed to death in Youngstown.

Police have identified the woman found Monday on Youngstown’s West Side as Collena Lynn Carpenter, 30, according to WKBN, news partner of the Salem News’ sister publication, the Morning Journal.

According to reports, Carpenter was found with fatal stab wounds lying in a pool of blood in a grassy area off of West Avenue, across from the Youngstown Water Department. A pile of her belongings was found a short distance away.

Police have not said if Carpenter was killed in the area where her body was found or if she was transported there. No suspects have been arrested.

According to court records, Carpenter was arraigned on Oct. 3 on theft charges and was facing a trial set for Oct. 21 on felony drug trafficking charges.

Carpenter was also arrested in connection with a July 2013 raid on a North Jackson apartment by the Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force where Bryan Dilling, of Beloit, was arrested on several warrants. Carpenter, who was named as Dilling’s girlfriend, was arrested on obstruction charges. Dilling remains in the Mahoning County Jail. Carpenter was also charged with drug trafficking, passing bad checks and the misuse of credit cards dating back to 2010.