Dozens attend vigil for slain apartment worker

Nicole Laube, 29, was found lying on the ground outside apartments

FOREST GROVE, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A search for the killer of a 29-year-old woman continues Wednesday, one day after the Timber Creek Apartments employee was stabbed to death at the complex.

Nicole Laube was found stabbed to death at this area of Timber Creek Apartments in NW Portland. Aug. 20, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)
Nicole Laube was found stabbed to death at this area of Timber Creek Apartments in NW Portland. Aug. 20, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

Nicole Laube was found lying on the ground outside apartments in the 12000 block of NW Barnes Road around 5 p.m.

The medical examiner confirmed Laube died after being stabbed in the chest. It was not revealed if it was one or more stab wounds.

Laube had only worked at the apartments for a short time and was not showing an apartment when she was killed, said Washington County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Bob Ray.

Investigators are still trying to determine if Laube, an active person with an interest in bodybuilding, knew her attacker.

Laube was married, and neighbors told KOIN 6 News she and her husband had four children.

An autopsy is underway and the investigation continues. Authorities on Wednesday said they still were not sure if Laube knew who attacked her.

If you have any information, you’re asked to call the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 503.629.0111.

Community remembers Nicole Laube

Dozens filled the Calvary Chapel Church in Hillsboro, where Laube’s father is a pastor, Wednesday night for a prayer vigil for her friends and family.

“I feel like we are missing someone already. I don’t know if this was her time, but she was taken from us,” said Mikalie Frei, a friend of Laube’s.

A colleague of Laube’s father, Calvary Chapel Church Associate Pastor Matthew Dodd, said her family is relying on their faith, as they deal with this tragedy.

“Pastor Rich is taking comfort in the fact he knows where his daughter is and that she’s with the lord, but at the same time, overwhelmed.  How did this happen? Why did this happen? And looking for answers,” said Dodd.

KOIN 6 News’ Chris Holmstrom and Brent Weisberg contributed to this report.

 

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