UPDATE: (January 4, 2020 3:25 p.m.) 

Photo of Jimmy Foye Sr., arrested in homicide on Woodbench Court.Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit have charged a man in the stabbing death of Irma Lily Garrido Ruiz (43) that occurred on January 3 in the unit block of Woodbench Court in Reisterstown, Maryland.

Detectives' investigation led to the arrest of Jimmy Foye Sr. (60) of the unit block of Mopec Court, 21234. He is charged with first degree murder and held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center. Detectives determined that the victim and Foye Sr. were in a relationship and lived together. However, Foye Sr. recently moved out.

ORIGINAL RELEASE: (January 3, 2020 9:45 p.m.)

Just after 12:30 p.m. on January 3, Baltimore County Police responded to the unit block of Woodbench Court, 21136 for an incident. When police entered the residence, a female adult victim was found inside. The victim suffered from apparent multiple stab wounds to the upper body. She was pronounced deceased at the scene. Homicide detectives are actively investigating this murder. At this time, police believe that this is not a random incident and that there is no on-going threat to the area. Additional details will be provided as the investigation progresses. If anyone has information about this homicide, please call the Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020. 

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