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updated: 8/20/2012 9:03 PM

Suspect in custody in fatal stabbing of Palatine man

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Palatine police say they have a suspect in custody in connection with the fatal stabbing Sunday night of a 21-year-old Palatine man.

Cmdr. Kurt Schroeder would say only that police were questioning the suspect Monday afternoon, and that the man came to the police station accompanied by his attorney to turn himself in.

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Police received a report of a fight in progress and responded about 9 p.m. Sunday to the Rand Grove Village Apartments, located at 700 E. Rand Grove Lane.

When officers arrived, they heard a woman screaming in the courtyard and found Corey Frazier lying on the ground with multiple stab wounds to his torso, Schroeder said.

Frazier, who had recently moved to the complex, was pronounced dead at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge at 11:12 p.m. Sunday, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

An autopsy performed Monday afternoon showed Frazier died of multiple stab wounds, and his death was ruled a homicide, a medical examiner's office spokeswoman said.

Frazier lived with his girlfriend and his two young daughters at the complex, according to a family friend.

Schroeder said that detectives identified a suspect early in the investigation and located the murder weapon.

He didn't know whether any charges would be filed Monday but didn't expect any additional information to be available before today.

Frazier grew up in DeKalb and was raised by his grandmother, said 24-year-old Christy Webb, a longtime family friend who grew up with his brother, Michael Frazier.

"I know the grandmother ran a tight ship," she said Monday night. "She was always bringing him to church, trying to get him the right way.

"He grew up in the church (New Hope Missionary Baptist)."

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