Woman stabbed to death in Compton; ex-boyfriend considered person of interest

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A woman was stabbed to death in a suspected domestic violence incident in Compton Monday morning. (KABC)

A woman was stabbed to death in a suspected domestic violence incident in Compton Monday morning.

Los Angeles County sheriff's homicide detectives responded to the 1600 block of East Palmer Street around 9:30 a.m. on reports of an assault with a deadly weapon.

Authorities arrived and found a woman suffering from multiple stab wounds. She was taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

During the preliminary investigation, detectives learned the woman and her ex-boyfriend were arguing, when he suddenly stabbed her multiple times, according to authorities.

The ex-boyfriend left the residence before authorities arrived and was later detained after crashing his car in Oxnard.

He is considered a person of interest while detectives interview him. No other suspects are being sought.

The name of the victim and her ex-boyfriend have not been released. The investigation was ongoing.

Anyone with more information was urged to call the L.A. County sheriff's homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to be anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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