Santa Ana

Woman, 51, is fatally stabbed

A SANTA ANA man has been arrested in the stabbing death of a Santa Ana woman (Shutterstock).

A “failed dating relationship” may be the motive behind the stabbing murder of a 51-year-old Santa Ana woman on Friday.

According to the SAPD, the victim is Maria Guadalupe Mota.

Arrested for murder was Ignacio Vasquez Morales, 40, of Santa Ana. A knife was recovered at the scene of the incident.

On Friday at 11:41 a.m., police receiving notice of a stabbing in progress in the 200 block of north Gunther Place. Responding officers found a woman suffering from a stab wound to her upper torso.

Orange County Fire Authority firefighter paramedics arrived and took the victim to a local hospital where she was pronounced deceased. 

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call SAPD Homicide Section detectives at (714) 245-8390.


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