UPDATE: Woman killed in Ridgecrest died from “multiple stab wounds”

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UPDATE (6/03): The Kern County Coroner’s Office announced the victim, 21-year-old Kathryn Dawn Pham, had been stabbed multiple times. A not guilty plea was entered for Gunnarsson in May and he is due back in court on June 18.

UPDATE (5/19): A man has been arrested as part of the homicide investigation, according to KCSO.

The department said it has arrested 20-year-old Daniel Gunnarsson on suspicion of murder as well as a charge of mutilating a corpse.


(5/18): RIDGECREST, Calif. (KGET) — Homicide detectives are investigating after a woman died here Tuesday morning.

Deputies were dispatched around 11 a.m. to the 900 block of Skylark Avenue and found a woman with trauma to her body, according to sheriff’s officials. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110 or Secret Witness at 661-322-4040.

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