On Saturday, May 21, 2016, at approximately 12:49 p.m., Long Beach Police were dispatched to assist Long Beach Fire Department personnel with a deceased individual inside a residence, in the 1100 block of Locust Avenue.
Arriving officers found a female adult who sustained a stab wound to the torso. Homicide detectives responded to begin their investigation.
The victim has been identified as 68-year-old Margarita Valdez Castro, a resident of Long Beach.
Luis Antonio Jimenezmolina, 32 years old and a resident of Long Beach, has been booked murder. He is being held in Long Beach City Jail with bail set at $2,000,000.00.
The incident does not appear to be random. A motive for the stabbing is unknown and the investigation remains ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Todd Johnson and Shea Robertson at (562) 570-7244. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit www.LACrimeStoppers.org.