Reward Increased for Woman Wanted in University Heights Stabbing

University Heights - Authorities have increased the reward to $7,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect in a recent stabbing and arson in University Heights.

37-year-old Elvia Ibanez is wanted on charges of attempted aggravated murder, aggravated arson, aggravated burglary and kidnapping. She is accused of holding a 23-year-old woman captive at the Huntington Green Apartments Friday, then setting the place on fire before fleeing the scene, according to police.

When officers arrived, they found the female victim with numerous lacerations and stab wounds. She is now in stable condition.

Anyone with information that may help authorities is asked to contact University Heights police at (216) 932-1800, Crime Stoppers at (216) 252-7463 or the Fire Marshal's tip line at (800) 589-2728.

Police say if you see Ibanez do not approach her but instead call 911 immediately. She is to be considered armed and dangerous.

Photo courtesy of University Heights Police

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