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This story has been updated to include the name of the victim and suspect.

A female victim in San Juan Capistrano died after allegedly being stabbed by a man believed to be her husband, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. The victim was confirmed by the Orange County Coroner to be Lydia Garcia. The suspect was identified as Sebastian Garcia Ramirez.

OCSD deputies responded to a residential area in the 26000 block of Cedar Grove Court in the city of San Juan Capistrano after multiple calls of a domestic disturbance at approximately 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14, and found the victim inside a residence suffering from multiple stab wounds, a news release said. The victim was approximately 45 years old and pronounced deceased at the scene.

“Deputies detained a male suspect, approximately 50 years old, at the scene. He was transported to the hospital for treatment prior to being booked into Orange County Jail,” the news release said. “He is believed to be the husband of the victim. Homicide investigators responded, and the investigation is ongoing.”

The suspect was later identified as Sebastian Garcia Ramirez.

There is believed to be no further threat to the community based on “initial witness information.”

“If you have information regarding this incident, contact OCSD Dispatch at 714.647.7000, or anonymous tips can be submitted to OC Crime Stoppers at 1.855.TIP.OCCS,” the news release said.

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