Woman dies after being found stabbed on Tesla Road

19-year-old's dying words help identify alleged assailants

Two teens have been arrested in Modesto in connection with the death of a 19-year-old Tracy woman who was found stabbed on Tesla Road in rural unincorporated Livermore in eastern Alameda County early Monday morning, a sheriff's spokesman said.

The woman was found by a motorist at about 2:06 a.m. near Tesla Road about two miles west of the Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area, Alameda County sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Ray Kelly said.

The victim was stabbed multiple times and was airlifted to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley, where she was pronounced dead at 4:30 a.m., according to Kelly.

Investigators believe the woman was killed with malice aforethought and that she was dumped out of a vehicle and left for dead, Kelly said.

Authorities think the woman was able to crawl on her stomach for about 100 yards or more before she was spotted by the driver who reported the stabbing to authorities, according to Kelly.

Before she died, the woman was able to give what Kelly described as "a very compelling dying declaration" about who stabbed her.

That information led them to arrest a 19-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman in Modesto as suspects in her death, Kelly said. The pair, whose names were not released, were in the process of being transported to Alameda County on Monday afternoon, he said.

Investigators haven't yet determined at what location the 19-year-old victim was stabbed, according to Kelly. The victim's name also has not been released.

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by Long Time Ptowner
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 13, 2018 at 11:54 am

Awful, terrible.....very sad. May this young woman RIP

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Posted by Suspects?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 13, 2018 at 12:16 pm

I see they have arrested Daniel Gross from Modesto - assuming this is the same one with the Twitter and Facebook account, yes and charged him with murder.

Why have they not named the woman who is the suspect? I thought the media also said yesterday a 19 year old woman was arrested as well? Didn't they arrest a woman as well or was that a mistake?

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Posted by Livermore
a resident of Livermore
on Feb 13, 2018 at 1:12 pm

Both suspects have now been named: Daniel Gross (19) and Melissa Leonardo (25) both of Modesto.

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Posted by Silverfox
a resident of Castlewood
on Feb 13, 2018 at 7:33 pm

Silverfox is a registered user.

the suspects are engaged and supposedly she is pregnant. a couple made for each other . My heart is broken for the young victim.

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