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Nude woman, found in the street, was stabbed about 24 times, police say

Woman found stabbed
(Los Angeles Times)

Police in Monterey Park detained a man Thursday night after they found his wife naked and riddled with about two dozen stab wounds as she lay in the street.

A passerby at Newmark Avenue and Monterey Pass Road reported seeing the wounded, unclothed woman about 8:30 p.m., Monterey Park police Lt. Scott Wiese said.

Authorities arrived and found the woman, described as being about 50 years old, with mostly superficial stab wounds to her torso, head and face. She was taken to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center and is expected to survive, Wiese said.

The trail of blood led police to a home in the 1200 block of West Newmark Avenue, where officers detained her husband, described as being in his 60s, Wiese said.

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Both the victim and her husband speak only Chinese, and investigators were not initially able to communicate with them without an interpreter. Detectives fluent in Chinese have since been called in to join the investigation, Wiese said.

The identity of the husband was not released.

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