Martyne Elizabeth "Dr. Beth" Bonzo, also known as Martyne Dykes-Bonzo, a 45-year-old white woman, was pronounced dead on Thursday, Sept. 26, after she was stabbed and struck with a heavy object in the 27800 block of Palmeras Place in Rancho Palos Verdes, according to Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner records.
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies found Bonzo lying alone in her home with traumatic injuries after a family member requested a welfare check, said Lt. Derrick Alfred.
Bonzo was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:34 p.m., according to coroner's records. The cause of death is listed as sharp and blunt-force injuries of the neck and head.
Bonzo, a physical therapist who owned Coast Physical Therapy in Rancho Palos Verdes, lived in the home with her husband, Antonio Lopez Jr., 48, a private-practice defense attorney in Rancho Palos Verdes and former deputy district attorney for the Los Angeles …