Columbus police arrest 19-year-old in fatal stabbing


Daniel J. Denny. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

A 19-year-old Columbus man is being accused of murder after a stabbing early this morning in Quail Run Apartments.

The Columbus Police Department reports that officers were called to a unit in the 1000 block of Robert Drive at just before 6 a.m. this morning and found a adult man who had suffered multiple stab wounds. He was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital, where he soon died from his injuries.

Bartholomew County Coroner Clayton Nolting told the Republic newspaper that the victim was 19-year-old Eric Cavanaugh who died of multiple sharp force injuries to his back and chest, believed to have been inflicted by a chef’s knife.

An investigation led police to arrest 19-year-old Daniel J. Denny on a preliminary charge of murder. He remains in the Bartholomew County Jail on a 48-hour hold, and the investigation is ongoing, police say.


The Columbus Police Department is investigating a fatal stabbing that happened at the Quail Run Apartments earlier this morning.

CPD detectives have a suspect in custody at this time. There is no additional threat to public safety.

More information will be released soon and this story will be updated.