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Teen girl killed in Yucaipa, arrest made

November 2, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
A female juvenile is facing murder charges in connection with the stabbing death of a 16-year-old girl.At about 12:30 a.m. Sunday, Yucaipa Police received a report of a stabbing along the 35000 block of Avenue C. Emergency personnel responded to the scene and found 16-year-old Bianca Becerra with serious injuries. She was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center where she was pronounced dead at about 4 a.m.

At about 3:15 a.m. on the same day, police received a report of a battery victim at Redlands Community Hospital. Upon further investigation, Yucaipa Police determined the female juvenile at Redlands Community Hospital was a suspect in Becerra's murder. The suspect, who has not been identified, was booked into Juvenile Hall in Rancho Cucamonga on suspicion of murder.

Police later served a search warrant in the city of Highland where additional evidence was located linking the juvenile to the murder of Becerra.

Anyone with information related to this case is asked to call Yucaipa Police at (909) 387-3589.