LANCASTER – Sheriff’s homicide detectives were at the Sunset Ridge Apartments in west Lancaster late Tuesday night investigating the circumstances surrounding a stabbing death.
The male victim was discovered around 7:09 p.m. by a friend who stopped by the victim’s residence in the 43400 Block of 16th Street West, investigators said.
The victim has not been identified pending next of kin notification.
Investigators are still working to identify a suspect and a motive in connection with the incident, and were not releasing any more details Tuesday night.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.
We will have more information on this incident as soon as it becomes available.
UPDATED 1/30/13: According to a press release issued by the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau early Wednesday morning, Lancaster Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to the location regarding an assault with a deadly weapon call. When deputies arrived, they discovered a male adult with a stab wound in the upper torso. He was taken to the hospital, where he died of his injuries. The man’s next of kin is unknown, so his identity cannot be released at this time, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.