Woman killed in San Juan Capistrano, suspect in custody


SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO (CNS) – A woman was fatally stabbed at a residence in San Juan Capistrano, and her alleged killer, who is believed to have been her husband, was arrested, authorities said today.

Deputies were sent to the 26000 block of Cedar Grove Court about 10 p.m. Tuesday “after receiving multiple calls of a domestic disturbance,” Carrie Braun of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

“When deputies arrived, they found a female victim, approximately 45 years old, inside of a residence suffering from multiple stab wounds,” Braun said.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name was withheld, pending notification of her relatives.

“Deputies detained a male suspect, approximately 50 years old, at the scene … (who) is believed to be the husband of the victim,” Braun said.

The man was taken to a hospital for treatment of an unspecified medical issue, and will be booked on suspicion of murder. His name was not immediately released.

“ Based on initial witness information, investigators believe there is no further threat to the community,” Braun said.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the sheriff’s department at 714-647-7000, or Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS.


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