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Incident at 4306 Canal #3

December 27, 2006 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal stabbing of a woman at 4306 Canal #3 about 10 a.m. on Saturday (Dec. 23).

The victim, Martha Vega Penaloza, 32, of 4306 Canal #3 suffered multiple stab wounds and died at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C.T. Mosqueda and Officer L. Benavidez reported:

The five year-old daughter of Ms. Penaloza approached a neighbor and asked for help with her mother. The neighbor entered the victim's apartment and found her lying on the living room floor in a pool of blood. The neighbor then called police.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

NJM/GO 12/27/06
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.