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May 4, 2021

READING: The Reading Police Department Criminal Investigations Division is releasing the following information relat ing to the Homicide Investigation that occurred in the 1400 Block of Wayne St. on May 4th.

Officers responded to a residence in the 1400 Block of Wayne St for the report of a possible stabbing at approx. 08:32 hrs. (08:32 am). Officers located a female victim with multiple stab wounds. The female, later identified as Patricia Torres (44 y/o), was found to be deceased. Officers also located a male resident identified as José Torres (51 y/o) inside the residence. José Torres was transported to Reading Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries sustained prior to police arrival .

During the course of the investigation it was determined that the victim was stabbed multiple times during a domestic with Jose Torres. Jose Torres is currently in custody being charged with First and Third degree murder, and related charges. Jose Torres is currently awaiting arraignment on those charges.

Anyone with additional information relative to this incident is asked to contact the Reading Police Criminal Investigations Division at 610-655-6246.