FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
POINT OF CONTACT: Lieutenant Neal Griffin, 760-839-4444
At 14:15 hours, 11-20-13, Escondido Police were called to the 700 block of North Grape Street to a report of a woman inside an apartment, covered in blood and not moving. Police and Paramedics arrived approximately five minutes later and the woman was pronounced dead on the scene. The victim, who had sustained multiple stab wounds, has been identified as Monette Belle, age 54, of Escondido.
An investigation was initiated which led to the arrest of Asiatae Belle, 35, of Escondido. The suspect is the step-daughter of the victim. Asiatae Belle was booked into Vista Detention Facility on a charge of murder.