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Police investigate first 2017 homicide
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Investigators with the Ceres Police Department are investigating a deadly stabbing that took the life of a 26-year-old woman on Sunday evening.

The name of the suspect in Ceres' first homicide of the year was not released to the media pending notification of relatives.

Police were called to a domestic disturbance in the apartment unit in the 3700 block of Central Avenue at approximately 5 p.m. Officers were directed by an adult female roommate to a back bedroom where the victim was suffering from multiple stab wounds. Her 35-year-old Hispanic boyfriend was found in the same room with multiple self-inflicted stab wounds. The man, who police termed to be a "person of interest," was transported to a local hospital where he was treated. He was reportedly in serious but stable condition.

Paramedics treated the Hispanic woman on scene but she succumbed to her injuries. The Stanislaus Coroner's Office has performed an autopsy.

Ceres Police said they are investigating the motive and circumstances surrounding the homicide and encourage anyone with information to contact Detective Julio Amador at 538-5729.

A press release indicated that "no further details will be released until next of kin is notified and when the investigation is complete to maintain the integrity of this case."