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Police identify victim in Newell stabbing

Original post made on Aug 14, 2013

Police have identified the woman who was found stabbed to death in an East Palo Alto apartment as 47-year-old Philomena Ashford-Anderson, according to an East Palo Alto police press release.

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Posted by So sad
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Aug 14, 2013 at 11:09 am

This is someone I know and this is very sad. My condolences to Phil's family. God will get you through this. I'm praying for you all!

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Aug 14, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Hmmm is a registered user.

Did the neighbors hear anything? Was this beloved community member asleep when she was attacked? This happened in a densely populated area, so it's hard to imagine that no one heard an argument, a struggle or her being attacked.

Reading the news about violence against women just in the Bay Area lately is mind-boggling.