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Chieh Meng was an elderly Asian woman stabbed to death while walking her dogs Saturday morning in Riverside, California. But investigators say they don’t think it’s a hate crime.
Riverside police received several calls about a woman suffering from stab wounds on Golden Avenue in the city’s La Sierra neighborhood.
She was 64 years old.
Chieh Meng Stabbed and Killed
The woman, 64-year-old Ke Meng of Riverside, was bleeding from her abdomen area and taken to a local hospital. She died from her injuries.
Shortly after the attack, police started getting calls from neighbors in the area reporting “a transient woman walking through their yards and appearing suspicious,” Riverside police said.
Officers responding to the calls safely detained the woman, identified as 23-year-old Darlene Stephanie Montoya of Monterey Park in Los Angeles County.
Montoya was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center on suspicion of murder, a weapons violation, and being under the influence of an illegal substance. She is being held without bail.
Police say that Riverside police previously arrested Montoya on March 30 after attacking a woman with a skateboard near a shopping strip mall at the 91 Freeway overpass.
Officers arrested and booked Montoya into jail for assault with a deadly weapon, but she was released shortly after that on a “notice to appear” citation due to the current emergency bail schedule in place in Riverside during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“When our detectives interviewed the suspect, they didn’t come across anything to suggest she attacked the victim due to her race,” Riverside Police spokesperson Officer Ryan Railsback said.
Police said Meng was walking her two small dogs along Golden Avenue Saturday morning when she was randomly confronted, attacked, and stabbed by Montoya, who fled the scene.