Phoenix woman kidnapped and stabbed to death by her boyfriend, police say

A man was arrested after he reportedly kidnapped and stabbed his girlfriend to death in Phoenix, police said.

At around 10:06 p.m. near Indian School Road and 101st Avenue on Friday, Dec. 30, officers responded to reports of someone who was stabbed. 

That's where officers found a severely wounded 50-year-old Marie Tachell, who died from her injuries at the scene.

Her boyfriend, 37-year-old Bobby Montano, was detained and later arrested.

"Detectives arrested Bobby Montano on first-degree murder and kidnapping charges. He was later booked into Maricopa County Jail," said Sgt. Brian Bower.

Details about the victim's alleged kidnapping haven't been released.

37-year-old Bobby Montano

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