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Deborah Ann Treptor, 35

Deborah Ann Treptor (2014-05-15)

Deborah Ann Treptor, a 35-year-old white woman, was fatally stabbed Thursday, May 15, in the 1400 block of East 109th Street in Watts, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Shortly before 1 a.m., Treptor was found with multiple stab wounds by a fellow resident of the transitional housing center where she lived, said Los Angeles police Det. Sal LaBarbera.

Treptor was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 1:22 a.m., said Ed Winter, a coroner’s spokesman.

Treptor was in an ongoing dispute with her boyfriend, Mark Anthony Little, a 50-year-old black male.

Little had moved out of the home two weeks ago because the two were having relationship problems.

That night, Little allegedly went to the home, asked for her, then went into her room and stabbed her multiple times, LaBarbera said.

Little was arrested on suspicion of murder the same day.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (213) 485-4341. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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