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Oceanside Police Looking for Motive in Stabbing Death

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Oceanside police said they are still looking for a motive in the fatal stabbing of a Northern California woman as she was walking to her car in an Oceanside shopping center parking lot.

Oceanside Police investigators have a 35-year-old man in custody and are investigating why Katherine Parker, 54, was slain. Parker was a Northern California resident who was visiting family in the area with her husband.

Around 4 p.m. Friday, Parker was walking to her car from the Hallmark store in the 2400 block of Vista Way when she was assaulted, Rainwater said.

The suspect, Russell Andreasen of Oceanside, remained at the scene and waited for police to arrive, Rainwater said. He was arrested without incident and taken to Oceanside's police station.

Medics airlifted the victim to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, where she was declared dead just after arrival, according to the Medical Examiner's Office.

Parker was a resident of Lincoln, a small town in the Sierra Nevada foothills, about 25 miles northeast of Sacremento.

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