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(UPDATE April 16, 2018, 6:20 p.m.) -- In a release today (April 16), LBPD adds a few additional facts to information previously provided below. LBFD was dispatched to "an apartment complex" in the 1400 block of Walnut Ave. The woman found deceased with a stab wound was Olympic Riley, age 51, of Long Beach. LBPD began conducting its murder investigation with the assistance of the L.A. County Coroner's office.
(April 15, 2018, 9:35 p.m.) -- Initial information is sketchy but has learned that LBPD is investigating the fatal stabbing of a woman (adult) about a block north of Anaheim St. along Walnut Ave. (6th Council district.)

LBPD Sgt. Brad Johnson tells that on April 14 at about 3:50 a.m., officers were dispatched to assist LBFD in connection with a woman in full arrest in the 1400 block of Walnut Ave. and determined deceased at the scene. Officers observed unspecified suspicious circumstances, notified LBPD homicide, and detectives are now investigating the fatal stabbing of the 51 year old woman as a homicide.

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Jan 1, 2018 to date: Red Xs=homicides; Blue Xs= shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence; Grey Xs=shots fired (no hit, no target identified); Orange X's=non-fatal stabbings. Map is unofficial. A separate map (not shown here) shows shootings in NLB

For context, map below shows cumulated area shootings Jan. 1, 2014-Dec. 31, 2017:







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