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Spring Valley Woman Arrested, Accused of Stabbing Man, 69, to Death in National City

CrimeSpring Valley Woman Arrested, Accused of Stabbing Man, 69, to Death in National City

National City stabbingOfficers put up crime scene tape at Prestigious Automotive in National City. Photo Credit: OnScene.TV

A predawn stabbing in a neighborhood just east of San Diego Bay left a 69-year-old man dead Monday and a woman under arrest on suspicion of murdering him.

The fatal assault at 45 E. 26th St. in National City was reported about 3:45 a.m., according to police.

Patrol personnel arrived at Prestigious Automotive to find a gravely wounded man, Detective Sgt. Vincent Fernando said. The victim, whose name was withheld pending family notification, died at the scene.

Aided by a witness who described seeing the suspected assailant fleeing to the north, officers searched the neighborhood and found the woman, later identified as 40-year-old Samantha June Gordon of Spring Valley, on the grounds of an auto dealership and took her into custody.

Police did not release a suspected motive for the stabbing or disclose the relationship, if any, between the suspect and victim.

City News Service contributed to this article.

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