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Police: Child calls 911, officers find woman stabbed to death in Arlington apartment

Police say the incident happened at 3500 N University Boulevard, sometime before 7 a.m.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Three children are expected to be okay after they were found in an Arlington apartment where a woman had been stabbed to death, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Police say the incident happened Friday morning in the 3500 block of N University Boulevard around 5 a.m. The apartment is located in the Treehouse Apartment complex.

JSO says dispatch was initially alerted of the situation via 911 call from a child inside the residence. When they arrived at the scene, a woman was found dead with at least one stab wound, police said.

A man was located inside the residence and was taken into custody, JSO says. 

That man was identified as 40-year-old Nathan Matthew Rines. Following an interview, Rines was arrested for the murder of the victim.

Police say it appears this incident is domestic and involves a husband and wife.

“I feel just awful for that family and I can’t put it into words how terrible it is,” said Manya Gerstley, who lives at treehouse apartment homes.

Two of the three children inside the residence are teens and the other one is much younger, police say.

"Just it’s horrible like they’re never going to get over that. They are going to have that in the back of their minds for the rest of their lives. They are never going to be the kids they could’ve been," said Gerstley. 

Police say the children were taken downtown to the JSO headquarters so they can receive additional assistance. 

JSO says the family recently moved to Jacksonville.

Anyone having any further information in this incident is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-2133.