Man arrested in murder of 68-year-old woman found in Long Beach home

An area where a woman was found stabbed to death in Long Beach on Saturday, May 21, 2016.

A 32-year-old man was booked for murder after a 68-year-old woman was found stabbed to death at a Long Beach residence, police said Sunday.

Officers were dispatched to assist Long Beach fire officials with the woman found in the 1100 block of Locust Avenue shortly before 1 p.m. Saturday, Long Beach police said.

Arriving officers found the victim, identified as Margarita Valdez Castro, who sustained a stab wound to the torso.

Luis Antonio Jimenez Molina, a Long Beach resident, was booked for murder and held in the Long Beach City Jail with bail set at $2 million.

Police said the crime did not appear to be random, but a motive for the stabbing was unknown.

The investigation was ongoing, according to Long Beach police.

Anyone with information regarding the incident was urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Todd Johnson and Shea Robertson 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).
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