Deseret Antoinette Favila, 33
Deseret Antoinette Favila, a 33-year-old Latina, died Thursday, Jan. 19, after she was stabbed in the 1000 block of Griswold Avenue in San Fernando, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
San Fernando police were called to Favila’s home about 2:55 a.m., where she lived with her husband, two children and other adult family members, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza.
Emergency crews discovered that Favila had been stabbed multiple times in her upper torso and were unable to revive her, Mendoza said. Favila was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:05 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Investigators detained Favila’s husband, Jorge Casas, 37, for questioning and later arrested him on suspicion of murder, Mendoza said.
The Times reported that Casas is a former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy, who resigned in 2006 for personal reasons after two years of service.
Family members told investigators that Casas woke them up to report that Favila was unconscious; no one heard any arguing or commotion before that, Mendoza said.
Investigators believe Casas stabbed his wife, Mendoza said, but they’re still trying to determine what prompted the attack.
The Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau is investigating the case, as part of its contract with the San Fernando Police Department to investigate homicides. Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.