Camden, N.J. – Detectives are investigating the fatal stabbing of a Camden woman who was located after firefighters responded to her home Saturday evening, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez.

Camden City Firefighters were called to an apartment on the 800 block of Haddon Ave. around 9 p.m. on Jan. 30 after the home’s smoke detectors were activated. Once inside, they extinguished a small stove fire before finding a woman unresponsive in another room.

Detectives said EMS staff discovered a puncture wound to the woman’s back when they tried to perform CPR. The victim, identified as Christine Pierce, 41, of Camden, was transported to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Detectives continue to investigate the events that led up to the stabbing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact CCPO Det. Kevin Courtney at 856-397-6770 or Camden County Police Det. Shawn Donlon at 856-757-7042. You can also email tips to