MODESTO, CA (KRON) — Investigators say a teen who was stabbed and left for dead on a rural California road gave them crucial information before she died that led them to make arrests in her murder.
The 19-year-old woman from Tracy, California was found early Monday morning crawling along the road in Alameda County. She suffered from multiple stab wounds, according to Sgt. Ray Kelly with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.
Before she died, the woman was able to give authorities a name that led them to arrest a woman and man, both 19, at a Modesto home in the 1000 block of Nadine.
“The last thing that we believe she was able to do was point us in the direction to the people that killed her,” Kelly said.
Investigators called the scene “gruesome.”
After being stabbed several times, she was dumped out of a car and left for dead, police said.
She had the strength to cling to life, crawling along the road until a passerby spotted her and called the police.
A blood trail shows she pulled herself at least 100 yards.
When first responders arrived, they quickly decided the best option for her survival was to have her emergency airlifted to Eden Hospital in Castro Valley.
She was pronounced dead at the hospital around 4:30 a.m.
Authorities have not released her identity. A local NBC News affiliate is reporting the dead teen’s friends say her name is Liz Andrea but did not give her last name. They said she moved to the area from San Jose in October.