On Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at approximately 11:20 p.m., the Long Beach Fire Department received a call that a battery occurred in the 5500 block of Long Beach Boulevard and a woman was injured. The Fire Department requested the Long Beach Police Department also respond.
Arriving officers found a female African-American, who appeared to be approximately 25 years old, on the ground and unresponsive. Officers immediately began life-saving measures. Once Fire Department personnel arrived, they took over life-saving measures and transported her to a local hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.
Homicide detectives responded to further investigate. The preliminary investigation revealed a male African-American adult was seen fleeing the area after the assault. Detectives later discovered the victim had been stabbed in the upper torso.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office will positively identify the victim and notify next of kin.
No arrests have been made and the investigation remains ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding this incident or who may know the identity of the suspect is urged to call Long Beach Police Homicide Detective Donald Goodman or Mark Mattia at (562) 570-7244. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit www.lacrimestoppers.org