A 19-year-old Tracy woman found with fatal stab wounds early Monday morning in unincorporated Livermore in eastern Alameda County has been identified by sheriff's deputies as Lizette Andrea Cuesta.
A motorist found Cuesta with multiple stab wounds near Tesla Road, roughly two miles west of the Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area, at 2:06 a.m., according to Sgt. Ray Kelly.
She was airlifted to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley and was pronounced dead around 4:30 a.m.
Investigators believe Cuesta was killed with malice aforethought, dumped from a vehicle and left for dead. She crawled on her stomach 100 yards or more before being found.
Two suspects were arrested in Modesto after Cuesta made a "very compelling dying declaration" about who stabbed her, Kelly said.
Kelly has identified murder suspects as a Modesto couple -- 19-year-old Daniel Gross and 25-year-old Melissa Leonardo, who are both in custody at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin on no-bail status. Authorities previously reported the two arrested suspects both 19 years old.
The defendants are scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the East County Hall of Justice in Dublin, Kelly said.