Murder was the Case: LA Homicide No. 283: Woman Fatally Stabbed and Left in Pickup Truck

A 38-year-old woman was stabbed to death and body left in the bed of a pickup truck on December 3. Police discovered Blanca Valdez's body on the corner of 51st Street and South Central Avenue around 5:00p.m., said Sgt. Dan Eun of Los Angeles Police Department Newton Division.

The suspect has been identified as 32-year-old Michael Sanchez and taken into custody around 6:00p.m. on December 3. According to Sgt. Eun, Sanchez allegedly stabbed Valdez because of a domestic dispute. Anyone with information about the stabbing should contact Newton Division detectives at (323) 846-6547.

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