Alicia Espinoza, 45
Alicia Espinoza, a 45-year-old Latina, was found dead Tuesday, Dec. 31 in the 1700 block of North Wilmington Boulevard in Wilmington, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Espinoza and a male in his 40s were discovered with multiple stab wounds by an employee at Oscar’s Motel, said Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner’s office.
The employee called police about 12:10 p.m., said LAPD Officer Giovanni Oliva. The man was taken to a hospital, where he remains in critical condition, Oliva said.
Espinoza, of Long Beach, was pronounced dead at 12:20 p.m., Winter said. An autopsy showed she died of multiple stab wounds.
The two had rented the room and had been staying there for a few days, Oliva said. The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information can call Oliva or Det. Rodriguez at the Harbor Homicide Division at (310) 726-7881. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.