Jeanette Moran-Alvarado, 37
Posted June 7, 2010, 9:32 a.m.
Jeanette Moran-Alvarado, a 37-year-old Latina, was stabbed to death Thursday, June 3, in the 100 block of South Mountain View Avenue in Westlake, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
LAPD Rampart Area patrol officers responded to a call of a man harassing a woman about 8:30 p.m., according to an LAPD news release.
When police arrived at the location, they found Alvarado lying in the road bleeding, authorities said. [Note: LAPD officials gave her name as Deborah Alvarado, although she was identified by the coroner as Jeanette Moran-Alvarado.]
Paramedics were called, and Alvarado was taken to County-USC Medical Center, where she died at 9:15 p.m., according to coroner's records.
Through several tips and leads, officers detained Simon Vega, a 26-year-old Latino, in connection with Alvarado's killing.
On June 4, Vega, of Los Angeles, was booked on suspicion of murder in connection with Alvarado's death, according to jail and other records.
In the investigation, a bladed instrument was recovered at the scene by detectives, police said, and it's believed to be the weapon Vega used to stab Alvarado.
Through interviews with witnesses and the suspect, detectives learned that Vega and Alvarado had been dating for the past year, authorities said.
Anyone with information about the stabbing is asked to contact Rampart homicide unit Det. Jeff Cortina at (213) 484-3641. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).
-- Sarah Ardalani