A 19-year-old Tracy woman found with fatal stab wounds early Monday morning in unincorporated Livermore in eastern Alameda County has been identified by sheriff’s deputies as Lizette Andrea Cuesta.
A motorist found Cuesta with multiple stab wounds near Tesla Road, roughly 2 miles west of the Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area, at 2:06 a.m., according to Sgt. Ray Kelly.
She was airlifted to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley and was pronounced dead around 4:30 a.m. Investigators believe Cuesta was killed with malice aforethought, dumped from a vehicle and left for dead.
She crawled on her stomach 100 yards or more before being found.
Two suspects, a 19-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman, were arrested in Modesto after Cuesta made a “very compelling dying declaration” about who stabbed her, Kelly said.
Kelly has identified the couple as Daniel Gross, 19, of Modesto, and 25-year-old Melissa Leonardo, who are both in custody at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin on no-bail status.
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