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Information Sought for Stabbing Death in Grover

Police are asking for the community’s help with an investigation of a woman stabbed to death in Grover Beach.
On October 25 at about 11:43 a.m., police officers were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of South 9th Street for a welfare check of the woman. Upon their arrival they located the adult female deceased inside the
residence.
“During the course of our investigation it has been determined the adult female was a victim of homicide and the manner of death has been determined to be a stabbing,” said Commander Simm Miller of the Grover Beach Police
Department in a news release.
The victim has been identified as Athena Ilona Valentiny, 64 of Grover Beach.
The GBPD is conducting the investigation with the help of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Department and the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office.
Investigators would like to speak to anyone who may have known Valentiny or worked with her or may have seen anything out of the ordinary or suspicious on Wednesday or Thursday, October 24 or 25t.
Investigators are also trying to locate the victim’s dog that was a constant companion of hers. It is believed the dog walked away from the residence between October 24 and 25. If you have seen the dog, or if you know of someone that may have picked up a stray dog matching the one pictured, contact investigators.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Sgt. Juan Leon at (805) 473-4511 or via e-mail at jleon@ gbpd.org. The Grover Beach Police Department can be contacted through the dispatch center or our social media sites on Facebook, Twitter and Nextdoor.
Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call the San Luis Obispo County Crime Stoppers at (805) 549-7867 or you can submit a tip via http://sanluisobispocounty. crimestoppersweb.com

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