Youngstown murder victim identified as Homeworth woman

YOUNGSTOWN – A woman found stabbed to death in Youngstown Monday has been identified as a Homeworth resident.

According to the Morning Journal’s news partner, WKBN Channel 27, Collena Lynn Carpenter, 30, was found with fatal stab wounds lying in a pool of blood in a grassy area on the city’s west side, across from the Youngstown Water Department. A pile of her belongings was found a short distance away.

Police have not said if Carpenter was killed in the area where her body was found or if she was transported there. No suspects have been arrested.

According to court records, Carpenter was arraigned on Oct. 3 on theft charges and was facing a trial set for Oct. 21 on felony drug trafficking charges.

Carpenter was also arrested in connection with a July raid on a North Jackson apartment by the Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force where Bryan Dilling, of Beloit, was arrested on several warrants. Carpenter, who was named as Dilling’s girlfriend, was arrested on obstruction charges. Dilling remains in the Mahoning County Jail.

Carpenter was also charged with drug trafficking, passing bad checks and the misuse of credit cards dating back to 2010.