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ONTARIO, Ore. -- Authorities are searching for a 23-year-old Ontario woman who is the primary suspect in the stabbing death of a 26-year-old Payette, Idaho man.

Malheur County Sheriff Brian Wolfe says 26-year-old Mark Rogers was stabbed shortly after 12:30 a.m. Monday while standing on Hyline Road, north of Ontario, Oregon.

Rogers was pronounced dead at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Ontario a short time later.

Wolfe says a warrant has been issued for Ketra Savannah Siuce-Hale. She is charged with manslaughter in the first degree.

Prosecutors says Hale was last seen traveling in a blue 2000 Grand Cherokee with personalized Idaho license plates that read - RIDSOLO.

Police haven't offered a detailed explanation of the stabbing, or given a motive in Rogers' death.

Wolfe says the wounded man was taken in a car by two friends -- a man and a woman -- who hoped to transfer Rogers to a waiting ambulance. However, Rogers passed away sometime during the ambulance transfer, and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Deputies have also arrested at least one person inside a single-wide trailer near the crime scene at the intersection of Hyline and Holly roads. It's not clear if that person is charged in connection with Rogers' death.

Wolfe says Hale is believed to be armed and dangerous, and should not be approached by the public. Anyone who sees her or her vehicle should call police immediately.

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