Woman stabbed, dumped on Emory University campus

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A woman remains in the hospital recovering after a stabbing.

Someone dropped her off on Emory University’s main campus in DeKalb County.

Emory University police got the call just at 7 p.m. Sunday from a woman in the area on the west side of campus along Peavine Creek Drive.

The victim called 911 to say she was stabbed, then dumped.

“My friend was walking a dog here at like at 6 p.m. last night, right before it happened,” student Paige Lesslauer told Channel 2’s Steve Gehlbach.

Students on campus for summer classes said they got a “shelter-in-place” alert within about 15 minutes of the incident.

“Me and my friends didn’t know what happened,” student Kaylee Slade said.


Lesslauer said she was at home near campus.

“I don’t know, makes me a little more nervous being here. They just don’t give you a lot of information about it, so we don’t really know what exactly happened,” Lesslauer told Gehlbach.

The university and Emory police, so far, have not released who the victim is, her condition or how or where she was stabbed, only that is was somewhere else.

"I just assumed whoever dropped them off was hoping to get them close to the hospital," Slade said.
But the victim was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital.

The “all clear” for the campus came about 90 minutes later, saying the victim is not a student, or affiliated with Emory.