Officers were dispatched to 710 Rippling Stream Road at 3:57 p.m. When they arrived, they found 54-year-old Lenora Smith inside the home. She had been stabbed several times and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Her son, 29-year-old Johnathan Dewayne Wise, who also lived in the home, was arrested at the scene and charged with murder. He was placed in Durham County Jail without bond.