Autopsy report released: Henderson received nearly 2 dozen stab wounds

Tucson, Arizona (AP) 11-07

A University of Arizona student who was fatally stabbed inside her dorm room received nearly two dozen knife wounds, mostly to her back, according to an autopsy report.

Mia Henderson, 18, was killed Sept. 5, about a week after reporting to campus police that her roommate had stolen from her, authorities said.

Investigators say Galareka Harrison, also 18 and a Navajo Nation tribal member, was so upset about the accusation that she bought a knife, wrote a phony suicide note and attacked Henderson as she slept.

The autopsy report released only recenlty by police said Henderson was stabbed 14 times in the back. She also received wounds to the neck, cheek, shoulder, arm, hand and right knee.

Some of the wounds pierced internal organs, the report said.

Harrison remained in jail on suspicion of first-degree murder. She is being held on $500,000 bond.