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Maria Magdalena Figueroa, 39

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 an inhabited dwelling, according to the felony complaint. 

He is scheduled to return to court June 22. Detectives are investigating the killing as an act of domestic violence.

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @jeromercampbell and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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