3 stabbed — one to death — during domestic incident in unincorporated San Gabriel; ‘person of interest’ being questioned

SAN GABRIEL — A woman was stabbed to death and her sister and husband were wounded in what investigators called an incident of domestic violence early Wednesday.
No suspects had been arrested in connection with the incident, however the husband of the dead woman was being questioned as a “person of interest,” Lt. Mike Rosson of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau said.
Deputies from the sheriff’s Temple Station responded to a report of a stabbing just before 5:30 a.m. at a house in the 5500 block of Walnut Grove Avenue in an unincorporated county area near San Gabriel, Rosson said.
“The 9-1-1 call came from the surviving sister, who fled to a neighbor’s house and called police,” the lieutenant said.
A trail of blood led from the front door of the home in two directions. It went both east on a private road, as well as north on Walnut Grove Avenue.
Deputies arrived to find a man — later identified as the dead woman’s husband — in front of the home, also suffering from stab wounds, officials said.
Inside the home, deputies found the woman’s body.
“The deceased victim was stabbed multiple time in the upper torso,” Rosson said.
The surviving woman was hospitalized in stable condition, Rosson said, while the “person of interest” was listed in critical-but-stable condition.
There were no outstanding suspects, and detectives believed the incident involved only the three people who were stabbed, Detective Philip Guzman said. Exactly what took place between the three, however, remained under investigation.
The surviving sister has been able to give a statement to officials, Guzman added, however it was not clear what she told investigators.
None of the names of the three people involved were released. They were initially believed to be in their 40s.
The dead woman had moved to the home with her sister in recent weeks, investigators said.
Rosson said she was estranged from her husband, a Los Angeles resident, though, “We believe there was some type of reconciliation process going on.”
There were no signs of forced entry into the home, and detectives suspected the man had been invited there.
A knife was found inside the house, however detectives declined to described it.
A specific motive in the stabbing was unclear, other than an incident of domestic violence.

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