Asian Woman Stabbed to Death While Walking Her Dog in Riverside

April 3, 2021

RIVERSIDE, California—Police officers responded to reports of a woman down around 7:30 a.m. in the area of Golden Avenue, north of Stonewall Drive, according to the Riverside Police Department.

They discovered 64-year-old Ke Chieh Meng on the ground bleeding profusely from her abdomen area and suffering from multiple stab wounds, reports KTLA5.

Meng was taken to the local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

Shortly after Meng was pronounced dead, Riverside police received reports from her neighbors regarding what they described as a homeless woman walking through their yards and acting suspicious, according to KTLA5.

Riverside police were able to locate and detain a 23-year-old transient from Monterey park, Darlene Stephanie Montoya.

Meng was walking her two small dogs along Golden Avenue Saturday morning when she was “randomly confronted and attacked by the transient woman,” police stated in a news release.

Montoya is currently being detained at the Robert Presley Detention Center for murder, weapons violations, and suspicion of being under the influence of an illegal substance.

No bail has been set. It should be noted, Montoya was arrested and released earlier this week for attacking a woman with a skateboard near the 91 freeway overpass by Tyler Avenue.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Montoya was released on a “Notice to Appear” citation.

Anyone with additional information is urged to contact Detective Dan Mercadefe at 951-353-7103 or [email protected], or Detective Brett Stennett at 951 353-7213 or [email protected]

Those wishing to remain anonymous can email [email protected] or utilize the Riverside Police Department’s mobile app “Submit a Tip” feature while referencing report number 210009338.

Anyone with additional information is urged to contact Detective Dan Mercadefe at 951-353-7103 or [email protected], or Detective Brett Stennett at 951 353-7213 or [email protected].

Feature Images via KTLA5

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