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Najat Zuniga Pennell, 41

Najat Zuniga Pennell, a 41-year-old black woman, was found fatally stabbed Saturday, Feb. 28, in the 4000 block of Wilshire Boulevard in Windsor Square, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 9 a.m., a man and a woman found Pennell motionless on a bus bench with what appeared to be blood on her face, said LAPD Det. John Skaggs.

Pennell was pronounced dead at 9:23 a.m. at the scene, said Ed Winter, assistant chief of investigations for the coroner’s office.

Skaggs said that the woman was a transient and had only recently been seen in the area. Detectives are looking for witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to call West Bureau homicide detectives at (213) 382-9470. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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