Stabbing victim's last words helped police arrest suspects - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Stabbing victim's last words helped police arrest suspects

Two 19-year-olds were arrested after allegedly beating, stabbing and leaving the young woman for dead. (Source: KRON/CNN) Two 19-year-olds were arrested after allegedly beating, stabbing and leaving the young woman for dead. (Source: KRON/CNN)

LIVERMORE, CA (KRON/CNN) – A 19-year-old woman, who was beaten, stabbed and dumped on the side of the road, clung to life just long enough to tell investigators who killed her, deputies say.

A motorist saw the young woman crawling along a rural Livermore, CA, road early Monday morning and called 911, according to Deputy Sgt. Ray Kelly with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.

The 19-year-old was suffering from a violent attack in which deputies say she was stabbed several times, dumped out of a car and left for dead.

“I think it’s a passionate crime. You could obviously see that something was going on where they wanted this young woman dead,” Kelly said.

Investigators say the victim pulled herself along the ground about 100 feet, which allowed the motorist to spot her.

The woman was then able to give authorities a name that led them to arrest a woman and man, both 19, at a Modesto, CA, home later Monday.

Kelly says crawling on the ground while barely clinging to life is a testament of the young woman’s will to live long enough to tell what happened to her.

“This victim really, really tried to survive, and she fought. And the last thing, we believe, that she was able to do was to point us in the direction of the people who killed her. That’s pretty remarkable,” Kelly said.

The 19-year-old victim was airlifted from the scene but died at the hospital around 4:30 a.m. Her identity is not being released out of respect for the family.

Copyright 2018 KRON via CNN. All rights reserved.

  • Raycom reportsRaycom reportsMore>>

  • The Latest: Still no Olympics coverage in North Korea

    The Latest: Still no Olympics coverage in North Korea

    Friday, February 23 2018 8:14 PM EST2018-02-24 01:14:57 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 5:18 AM EST2018-02-24 10:18:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Sohn). Driver Nadezhda Sergeeva and Anastasia Kocherzhova of the Olympic Athletes of Russia take a curve in their third heat during the women's two-man bobsled final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, ...(AP Photo/Michael Sohn). Driver Nadezhda Sergeeva and Anastasia Kocherzhova of the Olympic Athletes of Russia take a curve in their third heat during the women's two-man bobsled final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, ...

    The International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation says it isn't commenting yet on an alleged anti-doping rule violation by Russian women's bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva.

    More >>

    The International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation says it isn't commenting yet on an alleged anti-doping rule violation by Russian women's bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva.

    More >>
  • American Krupp, Canadian Macek fully committed to Germany

    American Krupp, Canadian Macek fully committed to Germany

    Saturday, February 24 2018 4:05 AM EST2018-02-24 09:05:09 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 5:18 AM EST2018-02-24 10:18:19 GMT
    (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). Bjorn Krupp (40), of Germany, and goalie Den Birken Danny Aus (33) defend the goal against Rene Bourque (17), of Canada, during the second period of the semifinal round of the men's hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics i...(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). Bjorn Krupp (40), of Germany, and goalie Den Birken Danny Aus (33) defend the goal against Rene Bourque (17), of Canada, during the second period of the semifinal round of the men's hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics i...

    American-born Bjorn Krupp and Canadian-born Brooks Macek don't feel at all conflicted about playing for Germany at the Olympics.

    More >>

    American-born Bjorn Krupp and Canadian-born Brooks Macek don't feel at all conflicted about playing for Germany at the Olympics.

    More >>
  • The Latest: Official: 18 soldiers killed in west Afghanistan

    The Latest: Official: 18 soldiers killed in west Afghanistan

    Saturday, February 24 2018 1:15 AM EST2018-02-24 06:15:26 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 5:17 AM EST2018-02-24 10:17:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini). Security forces inspect the site of a suicide bombing in the diplomatic area of capital Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.  Interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said several people were wounded in Saturday's a...(AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini). Security forces inspect the site of a suicide bombing in the diplomatic area of capital Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. Interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said several people were wounded in Saturday's a...

    Afghan official says at least three security personnel have been killed in separate suicide bombing attacks in southern Helmand province.

    More >>

    Afghan official says at least three security personnel have been killed in separate suicide bombing attacks in southern Helmand province.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly