BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The woman who was stabbed and killed Tuesday at the Commons at Timber Creek apartment complex was a friendly person who didn't have any enemies, according to family members.
Nicole Laube, 29, of Forest Grove, was the daughter of a pastor, a loving mother and was always smiling, her friends told KGW.
She was stabbed on the south side of the apartment complex where she worked, at 12264 NW Barnes Road, shortly after 5 p.m., according to Sgt. Bob Ray of the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies said Laube was able to run to a nearby apartment where she told people she had been stabbed. Those tenants called 911. When deputies got there, Laube was bleeding heavily and unconscious. They started life-saving measures, but could not save her, Ray said.
Laube had worked at the complex for only a short time and Ray said it was unclear what she was doing at the time of the attack.
A K-9 team and more than 20 officers searched for the suspect, but no arrests were made. A description of the suspect was not available.
A medical examiner said Laube died as a result of homicidal violence but could not confirm the exact cause, Ray said. An autopsy was pending.
Laube, who was married with children, was also involved in physique competitions. Her father is the Senior Pastor at the Calvary Chapel Worship Center in Hillsboro. Nicole was supposed to be meet him for dinner the night that she was killed. Her father tried to reach her by phone, but she didn't answer.
"And then, pastor Rich, I believe, heard the news that somebody had been murdered at the apartment complex that she just got hired at, and so he called and the police informed him that they needed to talk with him," Associate Pastor Matthew Dodd told KGW.
Investigators have not determined if the attacker was a stranger or someone she knew, he said.