Man accused of killing toddler in downtown LA linked to 2nd attack

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The man accused of stabbing to death a 3-year-old girl in downtown Los Angeles has now been linked to at least one more attack, police said. (KABC)

The man accused of stabbing to death a 3-year-old girl in downtown Los Angeles has now been linked to at least one more attack, police said.

Ricardo Utuy is accused of stabbing the daughter of a coworker to death at a downtown Los Angeles garment factory on Monday.

Police say he stabbed Ruby Vasquez, the daughter of a coworker that he didn't know well, soon after she was dropped off to her mother's workplace around 5:15 p.m. The girl was driven to a hospital by her parents, where she died. Utuy fled the scene, but later turned himself in and is being held on $1 million bail.

After news of his arrest was made public, police say a woman came forward to say she was attacked by Utuy earlier this year, according to Los Angeles police.

Detectives are also looking for a man, identified only as Alex, who lives in the Los Angeles area and may have additional information about Utuy.

Anyone with more information about the case was asked to call detectives at (213) 486-0586 or provide an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at (800)222-TIPS.

City News Service contributed to this report.
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