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Vigil Held for Victim of Nightclub Beating: 2nd Arrest Made, 3rd Woman Sought

A vigil was held Friday night in Santa Ana for Kim Pham just hours after police announced the arrest of a second woman and released a picture of a third woman sought in connection with the violent beating death of the 23-year-old Westminister woman outside a local nightclub.

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A woman sought as a person of interest in a fatal beating in Santa Ana is seen in this photo. (Credit: Santa Ana Police Department/KTLA)

Kim Pham, 23, was brutally beaten outside The Crosby early Saturday morning following a verbal and physical confrontation with three women, according to Santa Ana Police Chief Carlos Rojas.

Pham was pronounced dead on Tuesday after being taken off life support.

Vanesa Zavala, 25, was arrested and later pleaded not guilty to a murder charge in Pham’s death. She was being held on $1 million bail.

The second suspect taken into custody was only identified by the police chief as a 27-year-old woman from Santa Ana.

Police were still looking for the third unidentified woman in connection with the deadly beating. She was being considered a person of interest, according to Chief Rojas.

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Kim Pham, who was fatally beaten outside The Crosby in Santa Ana, is seen in a photo posted on a flyer asking witnesses for help.

Authorities initially said that five people were being sought in the beating, but the police chief clarified on Friday that only three women were believed to be involved in the incident.

Police said they were still conducting their investigation.

Anyone with information about this case or videos of the incident was asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS.