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Woman, 18, charged with Cedar Hills murder

Tannekqwa Thompson accused of stabbing teenaged roommate to death Monday evening


TIMES PHOTO: ERIC APALATEGUI - Washington County Sheriff's investigators say Tannekqwa Thompson stabbed roommate Charreen Stanford at this Cedar Hills home on Monday evening. Stanford later died and deputies and Beaverton police found Thompson hiding nearby and charged her with murder.An 18-year-old Cedar Hills woman has been arrested after allegedly stabbing her roommate to death Monday evening.

Tannekqwa Thompson is charged with murder in the death of Charreen Stanford, also 18.

Family and acquaintances have reported to media and on social media that Stanford was pregnant.

Stanford's name appears on the online registry The Bump listing her due date as Oct. 23.

Sgt. Bob Ray, spokesman for the Washington County Sheriff's Office, said he could not officially confirm the pregnancy. An autopsy likely will occur soon, he added.

THOMPSONThe two lived together at a residence in the 13400 block of Southwest Driftwood Place, a cul-de-sac of single-family homes between Southwest Jenkins and Walker roads, just north of Beaverton.

Washington County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the residence at 7:22 p.m. Monday on a stabbing report.

Thompson already had fled the area on foot and family members had taken Stanford to an area hospital, where she later died.

Sheriff’s deputies contained the area and three K9 teams from the Sheriff’s Office and Beaverton Police department searched the area for more than an hour.

Thompson was found hiding in a yard in the neighborhood and taken into custody just after 8:30 p.m.

Ray said there clearly was some sort of dispute between Thompson and Stanford, but he had no more information to release.

"We're still trying to figure all of that out," Ray said. "It's going to take a bit of time."

The Washington County Major Crimes Team is investigating the case and the Washington County Forensic Science Unit processed the crime scene. The house was quiet by late Tuesday morning.

Thompson was lodged in the Washington County Jail, where she is being held without the possibility of bail.