COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — A 77-year-old woman is dead after being stabbed Saturday afternoon in the University District near Ohio State campus.
Police said that officers went to the 2000 block of Iuka Avenue at 3:56 p.m. after reports of a stabbing. Officers arrived and found Emily Foster suffering from a stab wound. Foster was pronounced dead at 4:01 p.m.
CPD is investigating this stabbing as a homicide and currently do not know the motive of the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 614-645-2557.
According to the website goodreads.com, Foster was a freelance writer before joining the staff of Columbus Monthly magazine, where she served as a writer and senior editor. She later worked in public relations and then as associate vice president for university relations at Ohio State University, retiring in 2008. She is also the author of The Ohio State University District: A Neighborhood History, which was published in 2014.
Her husband, Lee Brown, was an Ohio State University philosophy professor who retired in 2002. He died in 2014.