Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death of a teenage girl in Pico Rivera in the early morning hours of Friday, August 12.
LASD Homicide detectives are currently obtaining any information regarding the stabbing. So far, detectives have learned that LASD Pico Rivera deputies discovered a gravely wounded 16-year-old girl when they responded to the 9800 block of Shade Lane in Pico Rivera for an “Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Knife” call at 3:15 a.m. on Friday.
The victim’s mother was sleeping when she heard her daughter screaming and saw her collapse in the mother’s bedroom. Somehow, the victim’s attacker was able to enter the house using the back door downstairs and stab the victim, who afterwards ran upstairs screaming and was later pronounced dead at the scene.
Detectives confirmed the suspect is male, but have yet to determine his intention for stabbing and whether or not he was granted permission to enter the house.
The victim was in a one-year relationship with an ex-boyfriend, but the couple broke up two weeks before the stabbing. Detectives are using the victim’s dying statements to her mother to look for the ex-boyfriend in order to question if he had something to do with the victim’s death.
Detectives are still trying to gather as much information as possible, so the Sheriff’s Department urges anyone with relevant information to contact the Homicide Bureau at (323)890-5500, or you can call “Crime Stoppers” at (800)222-TIPS (8477) if you or someone you know wants to make an anonymous call. Alternate methods include using the “P3 MOBILE APP” downloaded with Google Play or the App Store or using http://www.lacrimestoppers.org/.
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