Funeral today for 18-year-old stabbed to death in Brooklyn

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Tanaya Copeland, 18, was found stabbed to death May 30, 2014, in the East New York section of Brooklyn. This image appears on the flier announcing her funeral. (Photo: Family)

NEW YORK (PIX11) – An 18-year-old stabbed to death in Brooklyn the same weekend two children were attacked by a knife-wielding man will be laid to rest this week.

Mourners will say they final goodbyes to Tanaya Copeland, who was stabbed dozens of times on May 30. Her lifeless body was found on Stanley Avenue in an industrial stretch of Brooklyn.

A viewing service for the young woman will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bethlehem Baptist Church on Linden Boulevard in Brooklyn. It will be followed by a funeral at 7 p.m., and a burial Thursday morning.

A talented drummer who played in a marching band, Copeland was a college student and an aspiring nurse.

No arrests have been made in Copeland’s slaying, but investigators are probing whether the same suspect who allegedly attacked two children in a nearby housing development’s elevator, killing a 6-year-old boy, is the same knife-wielding attacker who killed the teenager.


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