LONGMONT, Colo. - Longmont police say they have recovered a knife that may have been used to kill a 19-year-old man and seriously injure two other teens during a fight at a house party last weekend.
After a two-day search, investigators found the knife Monday afternoon when a resident called police to the backyard of her home in the 700 block of Francis Street, police said. Now the knife will be tested to determine if it was the weapon use in the stabbings, police said.
Meanwhile, the Longmont Times-Call reports that a second stabbing victim, a 17-year-old Lafayette boy, was on life support on Monday night. The newspaper cited a source close to the investigation.
Longmont Police Cmdr. Jeff Satur said a 19-year-old Lafayette man died at the scene of the house party 712 Francis St. early Sunday morning. Authorities have not released the 19-year-old victim's name.
Satur said the other two victims, males ages 17 and 18, were rushed to the Longmont United Hospital where they both underwent surgery Sunday. Both victims are in very serious condition, he said.
Police said there were about 20 boys and girls between the ages of 16 and 21 at the party when officers arrived a little after 2 a.m. Sunday.
Some young people were consuming marijuana and alcohol, Satur said.
The parents of the 18 year old who was hosting the party were out of state.
As the party progressed, an argument broke out and moved outside, Satur said. That's when the three teens were stabbed.
Police arrested a suspect in the stabbings, Secundino Martinez, 20, of Frederick, less than two hours later at the Walmart on East Ken Pratt Boulevard.
Police brought in Front Range Rescue Dogs to help with the search for the knife. They brought in four teams to help in the search.
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