Suspect arrested in San Marcos stabbing death of woman

By SDCN Editor

San Marcos, CA–Sheriff’s homicide detectives announced the arrest of a suspect in connection with a fatal stabbing of a woman in San Marcos. 

The suspect, 29-year-old Ziyah Jay Patterson was charged with the murder of 42-year-old Angela Marie Lanway. He was 

Pattersonbooked into the Vista Detention Facility as the investigation into the circumstances of the crime continues.

Deputies responded to a report last week of an incident in the 100 block of North Twin Oaks Valley Road in San Marcos. When deputies arrived at the scene, they discovered Lanway with a stab wound. Immediate medical aid was administered, and Lanway was transported to an area hospital. Despite life-saving efforts to save her, Lanway succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead.

The victim and Patterson were identified as being in a relationship, marking the incident as an isolated event. Authorities have confirmed that there are no outstanding suspects, and the community is not at risk.

The Sheriff’s Department urges anyone with information about the incident to come forward. The Homicide Unit can be reached at (858) 285-6330 during regular hours and at (858) 565-5200 after hours. Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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