Raul Quezada, Chief of Police
NEWS RELEASE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 18, 2016
Released by: Sgt. Daron Wyatt, Contact: (714) 497-5633
SUBJECT: SUSPECT ARRESTED IN FATAL STABBING OF ANAHEIM WOMAN
ANAHEIM, CA – Anaheim Police Homicide Detectives have arrested a 23 year old female for first degree murder stemming from a fatal stabbing last Saturday evening at Edison Park. Late Thursday, Detectives arrested Jessica Ventura, a 23 year old transient. Ventura was arrested without incident and was booked at the Anaheim Detention Facility. She remains in custody with bail set at $1,000,000.
Around 9:00 pm last Saturday, November 12, 2016, APD officers responded to the 1500 block of E. Romneya Dr after a 911 call was received reporting a female had been stabbed. When officers arrived they found an unresponsive female suffering from at least one stab wound. Officers and paramedics attempted lifesaving efforts and transported the victim to the hospital where she was pronounced deceased. The victim was identified as Lauren Duffy, a 21 year old transient.
The crime is not believed to be gang related and no other suspects are being sought.