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Authorities Identify South Coast Murder Victim

Authorities have identified a woman who was fatally stabbed in Ventura County. Zaria Patino died in the as a result of the attack in Simi Valley last week. Simi Valley Police arrested Euren Balbuena at the scene. Detectives say he was the victim’s boyfriend.

They think a domestic dispute sparked the attack. Balbuena has been charged with murder, along with a special allegation that he used a knife during the commission of the crime.

He’s also accused of attacking the victim’s mother, who suffered serious injuries during the incident.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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