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Fresno Police Make Quick Arrest in Stabbing Death of Homeless Woman



Video footage showed Steven Edward Raymundo, 36, stabbing to death Patricia Roper, 58, in central Fresno on Sunday, July 23, 2023, police said. (GV Wire File)
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Fresno homicide detectives quickly located, interviewed, and arrested a man who allegedly stabbed a homeless woman to death Sunday evening.

Homicide victim Patricia Roper

Homicide victim Patricia Roper

According to a police department news release, detectives located video footage of a man stabbing Patricia Roper, 58, in her upper body on East Griffith Way near Blackstone Avenue.

The suspect in the video was Steven Edward Raymundo, 36, who is also homeless.

Raymundo fled the scene after the stabbing, which occurred at about 7 p.m. Sunday but was tracked down by patrol officers, authorities said.

During a police interview, Raymundo denied involvement in the stabbing. He was booked into Fresno County Jail for murder shortly before 9 a.m. on Monday.

Police have yet to develop a motive for Roper’s killing.

Detectives  Seek More Information

Homicide ssuspect Steven Edward Raymundo

Steven Edward Raymundo was booked into jail on a murder charge.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact homicide detectives A. Nieto, (559) 621-2415, or J. Adney, (559) 621-2445. Tipsters can remain anonymous by contacting Valley Crime Stoppers, (559) 498-STOP (7867), or at this link.

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