UPDATE: Sioux City woman killed in Tuesday’s Morningside stabbing was an admired member at her church

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – UPDATE: Sioux City Police were called to the 3800 block of Peters Avenue shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday night on reports of a stabbing.

Officers found two victims and both were transferred to MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center where one of them passed away.

Police have identified the victim as Lisa Belk, 55, of Sioux City. Her son, Paul Belk, 30, is charged in connection with her death.

The other person that was injured is his sister. She was treated and then later released.

One of Lisa Belk’s friends tells KCAU 9 that she was active in her church, Heartland Community Baptist Church, and was a passionate foster parent who took in many kids throughout the years.

“In a personal level, because we knew her well and she knew us, we’re a very close knit family church, so we are like familiy so part our family. We’re going to miss her,” said Pastor Gene Stockton, Heartland Community Baptist Church.

Paul Belk is held in the Woodbury County Jail on a $500,000 bond.


PREVIOUS: A man is facing a murder charge after killing his mother and severely injuring his sister with a knife in the Morningside neighborhood of Sioux City, according to police.

Paul Belk, 30, of Beaufort, South Carolina, was charged with first-degree murder and willful injury.

Sioux City Police said they found the two victims with stab wounds, at 3811 Peters Avenue, shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Police said Belk was at a family gathering when he became upset with his sister and
mother and grabbed a knife from the kitchen.

He stabbed his mother, Lisa Belk, 55, of Sioux City. She had multiple stab wounds and later died from her injuries shortly after SCPD arrived on the scene.

Authorities mention that Belk stabbed his 28-year-old sister that left her injured in the upper right shoulder.

She was treated for her injuries and later released. Her name will not be released at this time due to the respect of her privacy.

Another sister of Belk’s was in the room when the incident happened.

Both Belk’s mother and sister were taken to MercyOne Medical Center.

Belk was booked into the Woodbury County Jail Tuesday night. His bond is set at $500,000.

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