The New Orleans Police Department is investigating the fatal stabbing of a 25-year-old female that occurred in the 200 block of Westpark Court, according to a NOPD press release.

Shortly before 12:00 a.m., officers responded to a call of a stabbing and upon arrival they located the victim inside a residence suffering from multiple stab wounds to the body.

The female victim died on the scene.

Detectives have detained a person of interest, who may have knowledge of the homicide, the release says.

The investigation is open and ongoing.

Homicide Detective Robert Barrere is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 504.658.5300.