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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