Long Beach woman found dead in Fountain Valley in possible homicide, police say

Fountain Valley police are investigating the death of a 26-year-old Long Beach woman this week as a possible homicide.

The woman was found Monday in a car on the corner of Amberwood Circle and Tradewinds Street, near the main thoroughfare of Slater Avenue, in Fountain Valley. She had a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

At 6:11 p.m., police responded to a call for a car accident after neighbors found the vehicle stopped across the curb. However, “by the time that police got there, it was apparent that it wasn’t a traffic collision,” said Sgt. Donald Farmer of the Fountain Valley Police Department.

Investigators believe the parties involved in the shooting were associated with one another and that there is no public threat, according to a press release. But police said they could not share any further information on the incident, citing the active investigation.

The victim’s name is being withheld until next-of-kin have been notified, police stated.

With little to go on, Long Beach police ask for help solving months-old homicide

Support our journalism.

Hyperlocal news is an essential force in our democracy, but it costs money to keep an organization like this one alive, and we can’t rely on advertiser support alone. That’s why we’re asking readers like you to support our independent, fact-based journalism. We know you like it—that’s why you’re here. Help us keep hyperlocal news alive in Long Beach.

Alena Maschke writes about all things business and beyond for the Long Beach Business Journal/Long Beach Post. Born and raised in Germany, she first fell in love with California during an exchange year at UCLA. After receiving her master's degree in journalism from Columbia University in 2017, she returned to the Golden State with an appetite for great stories, pupusas and the occasional Michelada.