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An Asian woman was fatally stabbed while walking her dogs in California in what police call a random attack.
Ke Chieh Meng, 64, was with her two little cubs in Riverside around 7:30 a.m. Saturday when she was stabbed and left on the ground bleeding, KTLA-TV reported.
Officers who responded to the scene found her on the ground and transported Meng to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to the station.
Meng’s alleged assailant, 23-year-old Darlene Stephanie Montoya, was identified by police as a bystander. She was arrested near the scene and charged in what police described as a “completely random” attack.
“There was nothing to suggest that the victim was attacked because of her ethnicity,” Riverside Police Department spokesman Ryan Railsback told The Post on Sunday.
Darlene Stephanie Montoya
Meng’s alleged assailant, 23-year-old Darlene Stephanie Montoya, was identified by police as a bystander.
Riverside Police Department
“We’re going to try to investigate [the suspect’s] drug abuse history and his mental health history,” Railsback said, adding that the cops, however, “are not closing the door on anything.”
Montoya was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center on suspicion of murder and also charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance and ordered his detention without bail, CNN reported.
Arrested and Charged
Montoya had last been arrested on March 30 and charged with assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly attacking a woman with a skateboard near a local mall, but was released without bond due to COVID-19 restrictions.