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Man stabbed to death at Covina house party

May 28, 2011 | 12:13 pm

A young man was stabbed to death after an argument at a party in unincorporated Covina early Sunday morning, authorities said.

The stabbing occurred in the in the 20000 block of Stephanie Drive and was reported at about 2 a.m., Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Diane Hecht said.

“About 20 to 25 young adults were attending a party,” Hecht said. “At about 2 a.m., two men began arguing. The argument escalated into a fight and the victim was stabbed in the upper torso.”

The man was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, Hecht said.

Investigators were searching for the suspect, “who ran from the scene,” Hecht said. “The weapon has not been recovered.”

The victim’s identity was not released pending notification of next of kin.

-- Louis Sahagun