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Santa Maria resident dies after stabbing attack

The Santa Maria Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred just before 5 p.m. Saturday.

Police say at 4:52 p.m., officers responded to the 900 block of West McElhaney Avenue in the City of Santa Maria, where they located a stabbing victim.

The victim, whom police identified as 18-year-old Santa Maria resident Luis Alberto Castaneira, was taken to Marian Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced died.

No other details were immediately known. Anyone with information on this homicide may contact the Santa Maria Police Department.

We will update this article as new details emerge.

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