LOUISVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The Blount County Sheriff’s Office has launched a death investigation after a woman was found dead on Friday.

A woman in her 60s was found dead at a residence off Samples Road in Louisville, according to a sheriff’s office spokesperson. The victim has been identified as Kimberly Hayes, 63, of Lousiville.

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An autopsy was conducted at the Knox County Regional Forensic Center on Saturday. According to the sheriff’s office, preliminary results of the autopsy indicate Hayes suffered multiple stab wounds consistent with homicide.

Investigators also found a feline inside the residence that died as a result of being stabbed.

A Knoxville man, identified as Zachary Hayes, was arrested Saturday evening as a result of the investigation.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated.