Stepfather Arrested in Stabbing Death of Hawthorne Woman

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Alvin Hunt, the stepfather of a Hawthorne woman killed last month, was in police custody Sunday, authorities said.

Hunt, 59, was arrested and booked for murder Saturday in Long Beach in connection with the death of his stepdaughter Naquia Catching.


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

She was stabbed to death on Sept. 26 in an apartment in the 4800 block of West 118th Street in Hawthorne.  Catching shared the apartment with her mother, Hunt and her 8-year-old half sister.


Alvin Hunt, 59, sought in the stabbing death of his step-daughter. (LASD)

Investigators initially called Hunt a “person of interest,” but L.A. County sheriff’s detectives later determined there was enough evidence to consider him the primary suspect in the case.

Hunt’s bail has been set at $2 million.