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Scottsdale stabbing suspect’s stepdad found dead

Police have discovered the body of the stepfather of the 30-year-old man suspected of stabbing his grandparents, apparently the victim of stab wounds that matched those of the grandparents.

Officers began contacting other members of the family as part of their investigation into the stabbing of the grandparents, who are in serious condition at local hospitals, and discovered the man’s body inside his residence at the Scottsdale Springs Apartments on Osborn Road.

The grandmother initially called police at 5:30 a.m. to say her grandson Alex Willeford had broken into their Scottsdale home and stabbed her and her husband on east Minnezona Street, north of Camelback Road, said Officer Dave Pubins, a Scottsdale police spokesman.

When officers arrived, they arrested the man without incident in the alley behind the home. The names of the family members are being withheld. Willeford was taken to a local hospital with wounds on his hands and released into police custody.

According to state Department of Corrections records, Willeford served about seven months in prison in 2006 after he was convicted of fleeing from a law enforcement vehicle.

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