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Thursday, January 29, 2015

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Female Fatally Stabbed Near LAPD Foothill Station NR15028dm

UPDATE
February 2, 2015

On January 29, 2015, around 10:20 p.m., 24-year-old Armando Bichara was arrested in the 2700 block of E. First Street, in the City of Los Angeles.

January 29, 2015
Update

The victim of the stabbing from Osborne Street and San Fernando Road has been identified as 47-year-old Maria Ontiveros, a resident of Pacoima.


Pacoima:
Los Angeles Police Foothill Area detectives are asking for the public's help in solving the murder of a woman, early Wednesday night.

On January 28, 2015, around 7:10 p.m., Foothill Area officers responded to a radio call of possible homicide at Osborne Street and San Fernando Road. When officers arrived, they were directed by pedestrians to a female with a stab wound to her upper body. Los Angeles City Fire Department paramedics pronounced the victim dead at scene. Her identity is being withheld pending notification to next of kin. There are no suspects in custody and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Santana or Detective Robinson, Foothill Homicide Unit, at 818-834-3115. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477. Tipsters may also contact Crimes Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S) on most keypads) with a cellular telephone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips."


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