Officers followed a blood trail after finding Autumn Alaine Reeves stabbed to death in her apartment on Fryer's Creek.

Reeves was found when officers responded to a disturbance call shortly after midnight on Tuesday. They forced their way into the apartment and began performing CPR. The effort was unsuccessful, and Reeves was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy has been ordered.

When officers searched the area, several bloody items were found. The trail led to a nearby drainage ditch where they found the knife believed to have been used in the stabbing.

Royce Reeves was found hiding in a drainage tunnel a short time later and was arrested without incident.