Police: Radford University student murdered roommate

Posted at 5:42 PM, Jan 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-25 10:06:45-05

RADFORD, Va. -- A 21-year-old woman has been charged with second-degree murder in connection to the stabbing death of her roommate at Radford University.

"Radford City Police Department was dispatched to the 1200 block of Clement Street in reference to a 911 call. Upon arrival officers located a deceased female who had multiple stab wounds," a Radford Police spokesperson said. "After an investigation, officers have made an arrest in this incident. "

Luisa I. Cutting, 21, from Jeffersonton, Virginia, was later charged with second-degree murder.

Police identified the victim as Alexa Cannon, formerly of Roanoke, WDBJ reported.

Cutting and Cannon were Radford students and roommates, according to those who knew them both.

"I'm lost for words, to be honest," Shelton Lewis, a Radford University who lives near the crime scene, told WDBJ. "I really want to know what was the motive behind it because they were best friends since Freshmen year, and that was in 2016. Now it's 2019 and this has happened."

This is a developing story. Witnesses can send news tips, photos, or video here.

Anyone with further information is asked to call the Radford City Police Department at (540)-731-3624, or email

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