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Long Beach: Woman, 76, stabbed

March 14, 2009 |  4:08 pm

Leam Sovanasy, a 76-year-old woman, died of multiple stab wounds to the head on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, at her home in the 1400 block of Peterson Avenue in Long Beach, police said.

Sovanasy, who lived with family, was discovered by a relative about 11 a.m. Saturday, police said. She had been stabbed in her upper body. Investigators are trying to determine what prompted the killing, said Long Beach Police Department spokeswoman Lisa Massacani.

-- Ari B. Bloomekatz