Two 19-year-olds were arrested Monday afternoon in south Modesto in the stabbing death of a Tracy woman early in the day.
The suspects were at a residence in the 1000 block of Nadine Avenue, said Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Anthony Bejaran. Because the investigation is being conducted by the Alameda County sheriff, Bejaran would not comment further.
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The victim, also 19, was found bleeding from multiple stab wounds near Tesla Road east of Livermore early Monday morning, Alameda County sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Ray Kelly told reporters. She was airlifted to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley, where she pronounced dead about 4:30 a.m.
“A short time ago, we took two people into custody in Modesto in regards to this homicide case. We were able to act on the information from our victim,” said Kelly, according to Bay Area CBS affiliate KPIX. The station reported that Kelly said the victim’s dying words identified the two suspects.
“What we found in this case is that this victim really, really tried to survive,” KPIX quoted Kelly as saying. “And she fought and she fought. The last thing we believe she was able to do was to point us in the direction of the people who killed her.”
San Francisco news station KRON reported that authorities said it appears the woman was dumped from a car and left for dead. It said she crawled about 100 yards until a passerby spotted her and called 911.
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