Family, friends and co-workers of a 33-year-old Bellaire woman who was stabbed nearly 20 times earlier this month are holding a benefit for the victim's family this weekend.
The picnic benefit for the victim who survived the attack, identified as Junice Price-Cochran, will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Bellaire. A $5 donation pays for a hot dog, chips, salad and dessert and will be donated to the family.
Additionally, T-shirts with the phrase "Justice for Junice" will be sold for $12 each, and 50/50 drawing will be held with all proceeds going to the family. Also, flyers will be available at the event that can be used at the Bob Evans Restaurant at The Highlands on Sunday. The flyer can be presented at the time of purchase of a meal on that day and 15 percent of the sales between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. will go to the family.
Anyone who cannot make it to the benefit but would like to make a monetary donation can do so at any WesBanco bank in the area in the name of the Price Cochran Family Benefit.
Price-Cochran was stabbed 17 times in the early morning hours of May 9. One of her two children, who were in the Atchison Road home at the time, called 911. Police were unable to get an accurate description of the attacker, though interviews with Price-Cochran were conducted after she received emergency surgery.
Bellaire Police Chief Mike Kovalyk said his department, as well as the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations, are continuing to search for the attacker with the new information gathered from that interview.