A woman was brutally stabbed overnight inside her new apartment in Ferrelview.
Brittany A. Costello, 21, is recovering at an area hospital's intensive care unit after she was stabbed multiple times in the stomach, according to authorities and neighbors.
Police have identified a person of interest in the case, but won't say whether that is her boyfriend. Costello recently got a restraining order against the man.
Ferrelview police and Platte County Sheriff's Office deputies responded at 3:35 a.m. to the Unicorn Apartments in the 12200 block of Northwest Heady Avenue, according to a Platte County Sheriff's Office news release.
Police say the woman woke up in her bed to a man armed with a knife attacking her.
Barry Buford said he was also sleeping when he woke up to the woman's cries for help. He discovered the woman, who collapsed at his front door, was bleeding profusely.
"I got woken up by a faint tap on the door and hearing her say, 'Help me, help me.' She was lying in front of my door," he recalled. "She was in bad shape. It was very, very sad."
Her brother, Anthony Costello, lives in the same apartment complex. He was shaken by the attack on his sister.
"I think it's sick and wrong," he said. "Someone like that is wrong and sick. That's just nasty."
Costello said his sister moved to the quiet community just a few weeks ago.
Other residents told KCTV5 that they were shaken by such a heinous crime even if it was by someone who knew the woman.
"It's tragic. It's terrible," Buford said. "I just hope they find the guy who did it."
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