Woman killed, spouse detained in stabbing just north of Long Beach border

A woman was killed and her spouse was detained Monday morning in Compton after a stabbing about a mile north of the Long Beach border, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Sheriff’s officials said the woman was stabbed around 10:05 a.m. in the 15600 block of South Frailey Avenue, which is near where Alondra Boulevard crosses the 710 Freeway.

“Detectives have learned that Compton Station deputies responded to a call at the location for a person that was deceased,” the Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. “The victim was located and deputies saw that she had stab wounds to her upper torso.”

The woman, whom authorities haven’t publicly identified, died at the scene.

Investigators have since detained the woman’s spouse as a person of interest, according to authorities.

“Investigators received information that the spouse was possibly involved in the death,” Sheriff’s officials said.

No further information was immediately available.

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Jeremiah Dobruck is the breaking news editor for the Long Beach Post. He began his journalism career in 2007 as an intern at Palos Verdes Peninsula News and has worked for The Forum Newsgroup in New York City, the Daily Pilot and the Press-Telegram. He lives in Torrance with his wife, Lindsey, and their two young children.