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18-20 Year-Old Woman Found Stabbed to Death at Fairfield Home

The Fairfield Police Department is currently investigating Fairfield's sixth homicide of the year.

Fairfield Police investigators are investigating the death of an 18-20 year-old woman whose body was found stabbed to death in the back yard of a Fairfield home.

Fairfield Police Public Information Officer Cleo Mayoral said officers found the body of the young woman, whose name was not released pending notification of next of kin, with fatal stab wounds and in the back yard of a home on the 800 block of 4th Street in Fairfield this morning at 8:32 a.m.

Mayoral declined to release the motive, suspect information or identity of the murdered girl pending the investigation, but said that they will release more information about this crime as soon as they are able to.

This morning's homicide marks the sixth of the year for the Fairfield Police Department.

"There has been six homicides to date, of those six most of them have been solved," Mayoral said. "One (homicide) is still unsolved and now this one. We tend to track homicides by year, so six for the year is not uncommon. " 

However, Mayoral said that if the trend continues for the rest of the year, the number of homicides in Fairfield would be unusually high.

"Six for the first three months seems high but it all depends on how the rest of the years turns out," he said. "It scares people to have them happen so close together. But the best thing about this is that these are all separate incidents that coincidently fall in the same time frame. If we contiune this trend this pattern of violent crime, absolutely it’s going to be unusual. If we keep having a homicide a month that’s something that we can address. They are not connected so it's not like we have to deal with one element."

The month of March has particulary been violent in Fairfied with three other murders occuring. On March 7, Vedell Chew, 24, of Fairfield, and Bernard Francis Knight, 18, of East Palo Alto, were both shot and killed in an apparent drug deal gone bad; then on March 12, 47-year-old Clarence James was fatally shot while standing in front of a home on the 1100 block of Hayes Street.

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Carlos Villatoro April 01, 2012 at 03:10 AM
@Michaela I agree with you. There really is no way to sugar coat this. To me, this is very disturbing. I know police are doing what they can to solve this murder, hope they can find the suspect soon. Six murders so far in Fairfield is unacceptable. My thoughts are with this girl's family.
Natalie J April 03, 2012 at 08:00 PM
I agree with you and was thinking the same thing there is no " Good News". Comments like the one made by Officer Mayoral is part of the reason people fell like the Police do not take this seriously and that they don't really care. All of the other homicides solved??? Really so what that means is you know who did it and why but it does not mean that the murders are in custody and off of the streets! Fairfield P.D for the most part does not do a good job putting people behind bars that commit these crimes unless they walk into the police station and confess to the crime. Other than that they are free to roam the streets and do it again. Why would they not kill again if they are allowed to get away with it. I am not against Police at all but F.F and S.S P.D need to get it together this is NOT 1963 and we are not in Mayberry. The Crime is real, Real families and being affected! When it hits the doorstep of the City Council, Poluce Department... etc trust the person will be behind bars! It's not right to not give every other family the same effort and respect
David Ryan April 03, 2012 at 08:08 PM
I just want to remind everyone that the police are not the sole arbiters of justice. There are a few steps in the process besides the police, including the District Attorney and the county judges, not to mention the public defender.
Don Watson April 04, 2012 at 06:20 AM
i want to say thanks for yur response DonWatson father..
Carlos Villatoro April 04, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Don, from one father to another. I am deeply sorry for your loss and my prayers go out to you and your family.

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