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Juana Rita Reyes, 69

Juana Reyes, a 69-year-old Latina, was stabbed to death Tuesday, July 17, in the 2600 block of East 56th Street in Huntington Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

A family member walked into a home and found the body of Reyes and her husband about 1:30 p.m., said Sgt. David Cassidy of the Huntington Park Police Department.

The husband was identified as Adalberto Reyes, 72, said Ed Winter of the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

Autopsies were pending to determine what caused their deaths, but Winter said Adalberto Reyes' death was listed as a suicide and his wife's as a homicide.

Preliminary reports for Juana Reyes' death show she suffered multiple lacerations to her head, chest, neck and right hand.

Detectives were working to determine what prompted the incident, he said.

"We're still interviewing family members trying to figure this out," he said. "We have nothing to go on."

Anyone with information about the deaths is asked to contact the Huntington Park Police Department at (323) 584-6254. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Kate Mather

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