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Stepfather Is Person of Interest in Slaying of Hawthorne Woman

The stepfather of a 22-year-old woman who was fatally stabbed in Hawthorne was identified as a “person of interest” in her killing, authorities said Friday.

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Naquia Catching, 22, was found stabbed to death on Sept. 26, 2013, in the apartment where she lived in Hawthorne. (credit: DMV)

The victim was identified as Naquia Catching, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.

Catching suffered multiple stab wounds inside an apartment at 4834 West 118th Place Thursday night, according to Hawthorne police.

The victim lived in the home with her mother and stepfather, whose names have not been released, according to the county sheriff’s department.

The stepfather was identified as a person of interest and detectives plan to interview him, the sheriff’s department announced in a new release midday Friday.

Catching’s mother found her daughter’s body after receiving a call to return home, family members said.

Neighbors described Catching as a sweet, hard-working woman with two jobs.

The motive in the stabbing was not known.

Anyone with information about the slaying was urged to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.

Anonymous tipsters may call “Crime Stoppers” at 800-222-8477, or by texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

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