Long Beach
Police Department

Media Relations
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Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 570-5273
LBPD Media Relations
(562) 570-5273

On July 24, 2017 at 3:17 p.m. Long Beach Police Officers were called to a stabbing at an assisted living facility in the 3100 block of Artesia Boulevard. When officers arrived they found an adult female at the location with stab wounds to her upper torso.  The suspect, who was a roommate of the victim, was detained at the scene by investigating officers.

The Long Beach Fire Department responded to the location and transported the victim to a local hospital. The victim was pronounced deceased shortly thereafter.

Homicide detectives responded to the scene for the investigation. The motive for the stabbing is unknown at this time. 

The victim has been identified as Alice Pritchard who was a 93 year old resident of Long Beach. 

The suspect in the murder has been identified as Linda Womack who is a 65 year old resident of Long Beach. She was booked for murder and is being held with a bail of $2,000,000.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Homicide Detectives Mattia or Goodman at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted through "LA Crime Stoppers" by calling 800- 222-TIPS (8477), by downloading the "P3 Tips" app to your smart phone (available at the Apple Store or Google Play), or by visiting  www.lacrimestoppers.org .