Suspected murder-suicide on West 14th Street in Long Beach under investigation

On March 31, 2019, at approximately 3:20 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 600 block of West 14th Street to assist the Long Beach Fire Department with a deceased male and female adult in what appeared to be a crime scene.

When officers arrived on scene, they located a deceased female adult with multiple stab wounds to her upper and lower torso and a deceased male adult with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to his upper torso.

The incident is currently being investigated as a murder-suicide that occurred inside the residence.

The victim has been identified as 43-year-old Blanca Dominguez of Long Beach and the suspect has been identified as her husband, 38-year-old Oscar Montoya of Long Beach. Dominguez and Montoya were initially found by family members who were concerned for their well-being based on recent communication from both individuals.

Two firearms and a knife were recovered from the scene. There were no previously reported incidents of domestic violence between Dominguez and Montoya and the couple did not have any children. A motive for the shooting is unclear and the investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Solorio or Mattia at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.

The article above was released by the Long Beach Police Department.