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Hawthorne stabbing victim's stepdad arrested

Alvin Hunt Jr. was arrested for the murder for his 22-year-old stepdaughter near 14th Street and Chestnut Avenue in Long Beach on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013.
October 6, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
The stepfather of a 22-year-old woman found dead with multiple stab wounds at an apartment complex in Hawthorne was arrested on murder charges Saturday.

Alvin Hunt Jr., 59, was arrested by Long Beach police near Seaside Park on 14th Street and Chestnut Avenue around 4 p.m.

Hunt had been identified as a person of interest and had been on the run since the incident on Sept. 26.

Family members say the suspected killer actually called the victim's mother with a morbid message before the victim's family found Naquia Catching dead.

"He called my aunt and told her that he had a surprise for her. When she arrived home, she found her daughter with her neck sliced and on the floor," said Yolanda, a relative of the victim.

A Los Angeles County security guard spotted Hunt around Seaside Park and notified police.

Hunt was arrested without incident and booked for murder. He is being held on $2 million bail.

The motive for the murder remains unknown.


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