A "person of interest" was detained in Ventura County on Monday after his ex-girlfriend was fatally stabbed earlier in the day in Compton, authorities said.
Deputies responded to an assault with a deadly call in the 1600 block of East Palmer Street around 9:30 a.m. and located a woman with multiple stab wounds, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
The victim was taken to a local hospital where she died, according to the release.
She had been involved in a verbal altercation with her ex-boyfriend before the fatal stabbing took place, according to sheriff's homicide Lt. Rodney Moore, who spoke at the scene.
"Ex-boyfriend fled the location prior to the deputies arriving, and he has since been detained in Ventura County after a minor traffic collision," Moore said.
Authorities have not yet identified the woman or the man.
A neighbor said the victim was a mother who had long lived in the home where she was found stabbed.
"Now everybody's life is changed," neighbor Lisa McLelland said. "It's so sad."
The ex-boyfriend has been named a "person of interest" pending a further interview with detectives, the release stated. Investigators are not looking for anyone else in connection to the incident.
Anyone with information is urged to call department's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can be left by calling 800-222-8477, or through the website lacrimestoppers.org.