Maria Magdalena Figueroa, a 39-year-old Latina, was fatally stabbed Wednesday, May 24, in the 8300 block of Florence Avenue in Downey, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Downey police responded at about 1:30 p.m. to a call about a woman stabbed in the area, according to Sgt. Tim Lau. Officers found Figueroa, from Maywood, suffering from several knife wounds, Lau said.
Figueroa was transported to a local hospital where she died at 1:55 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Witnesses at the scene told detectives that Figueroa was stabbed by her ex-boyfriend, Anthony Jesus Ramirez, 39, who fled the scene and was involved in a traffic collision nearby, according to Lau. Officers arrested him at the accident scene.
On May 26, prosecutors charged Ramirez with murder and assault with a deadly weapon.
Ramirez was convicted in 2011 of shooting at ...