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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

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Los angeles:  LAPD Harbor Area Homicide Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in a homicide investigation of an unidentified woman stabbed to death in San Pedro.

On December 24, 2011, around 7:15 p.m., an unknown female White was discovered lying on the sidewalk in front of a building located in the 1110 block of South Pacific Avenue by community members.  According to detectives, as citizens approached her and they saw that the victim had multiple stab wounds to her upper body.  Several witnesses also saw an unidentified male with possible dark baggy clothing running from the area.

Los Angeles Fire Department Rescue Ambulance responded to the scene and transported the victim to a nearby hospital where she died a short time later.

The motive for the murder remains unknown at this time.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to call Harbor Area Homicide Detectives David Alvarez at 310-726-7889 or Detective Patty Batts 310-726-7879.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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