Asian American woman fatally stabbed in Riverside was a random attack, police say

An Asian American woman stabbed to death in Riverside was a random attack, authorities said Saturday.

Authorities have arrested 23-year-old Darlene Stephanie Montoya of Monterey Park as the attacker.

Police say at around 7:30 a.m., the City of Riverside Fire Department responded to reports of a woman with stab wounds in the area of Golden Avenue and Stonewall Drive, located near the intersection of Collet and Sierra avenues. 

Paramedics arrived on scene and found a woman with stab wounds to her lower torso and was transported to a local hospital where she died, authorities said.

(Riverside Police Dept.)

According to Riverside police, the victim was identified as Ke Chieh Meng, 64, of Riverside.

(Riverside Police Dept.)

Earlier this week, Montoya attacked another woman with a skateboard but was later released due to the pandemic, authorities said.

Montoya is being held without bail.

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