A former sheriff's deputy is a person of interest in the stabbing death of his wife, who died early Thursday in a San Fernando home where their two children were present, authorities said.
The victim's name has not been released but her husband was identified as Jorge Casas.
Casas was a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputy who resigned for personal reasons in 2006, according to sheriff's Capt. Jeff Seroggin. Casas was with the department for two years, Seroggin said.
Officers with the San Fernando Police Department responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Griswold Avenue about 2:55 a.m. after receiving a 911 call regarding a "medical emergency, possible assault," according to a sheriff's news release.
When they arrived, officers found a 33-year-old woman who had been stabbed. The victim received treatment from first responders, but died at the scene.
Her 37-year-old husband was identified in the release "as a possible suspect." He was detained and is being questioned by investigators.
Seroggin described him as a "person of interest."
A weapon has not yet been recovered.
The couple's two children were home at the home time of the deadly stabbing, as were other family members, according to the Sheriff's Department.
No others injuries were reported, according to the release.
The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Tips can also be left anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477, or by going to lacrimestoppers.org.