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PARKLAND (CBSMiami) –  An investigation is underway after a woman was found dead of apparent stab wounds in her Parkland home.  According to the Broward Sheriff’s office, the woman’s husband is a suspect in her death.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office said they received a call about a possible stabbing inside a home in the gated community of Heron Bay shortly after 11:00 a.m. on Sunday.

When deputies arrived they found the body of Dacota Stewart-Dick, 53, in a home at 12471 NW 78th Manor.

Investigators said she died of apparent stab wounds.  Her husband 38-year-old Alrick Oral Brown was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

“We have what appears to have been a domestic related incident that turned into a very violent scene,” said Gina Carter of  BSO.  A news release from the sheriff’s office named Brown as a suspect.

Court records show Stewart-Dick filed for divorce from Brown last september.

Many who live in Heron Bay said they were shocked by the sight of crime tape in their community.

“It’s Heron Bay, the home prices start at half a million dollars,” said Steve Thorne, whose girlfriend lives in the neighborhood.

“It’s a great neighborhood.  It’s very safe; it’s gated. I’ve never known of any real issues in the neighborhood, but you just never know with people. Bad things happen to good people, so you just never know,” said Scott Hines, who lives in Heron Bay.

Hines didn’t know Stewart-Dick, but said he’s sorry to hear about the alleged deadly domestic violence.

“If you don’t love somebody, you hate somebody, just get out and leave. Why end a life? It’s just tragic it’s unbelievable,” he said.

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