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Stabbing victim identified


Discovered Monday in Lancaster

A man who was fatally stabbed in Lancaster was identified on Wednesday by county authorities.

The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner's office identified the victim as John Amaya, 42. His city of residency was not immediately known.

Deputies responded around 2:35 p.m. Monday to the 43400 block of Sixth Street East, where a man was found with stab wounds and pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

There was no description of a suspect or possible motive for the crime.

The stabbing was the second killing of the day in Lancaster. An unidentified man was fatally shot shortly after midnight Monday in the 43900 block of Delgado Court, sheriff's officials said.

Anyone with information regarding the stabbing was urged to contact the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.