Woman who sought help at house after I-70 stabbing identified

5200 block of College Avenue

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis County police have identified a 23-year-old woman who sought help at a house after being stabbed.

Police on Tuesday said the victim was Brianna Laster.

Police received a call around 3:40 a.m. Monday that a suspicious person was banging on the door of a home near Interstate 70. Officers found Laster, who was seeking help for stab wounds. She died at a hospital.

Prosecutors charged Derrick Sanders Jr. of Jennings with first-degree murder. He is jailed without bond.

Police say Sanders and Laster met the night before. He allegedly stabbed her after a verbal altercation.

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