By Eric Pierce
DOWNEY – A 39-year-old woman was fatally stabbed in Downey last week and her alleged killer is now in custody.
Downey police officers were dispatched to the 8300 block of Florence Avenue at about 1:55 p.m. on May 24 after receiving reports that a woman had been stabbed.
Officers discovered the victim, 39-year-old Maria Figueroa of Lynwood, suffering from apparent knife wounds. She was transported to the trauma center at St. Francis Medical Center where she died.
The suspect in the killing, 39-year-old Anthony Jesus Ramirez, of South Gate, fled after the stabbing and crashed his vehicle near Paramount Boulevard and Telegraph Road. He was arrested by police officers and booked for murder.
Anyone with additional information is asked to call Detective Mike Galindo at (562) 904-2330.