Woman, 19, found fatally stabbed on road at 2am named her ’killer’ with dying breath

A TEE'N found fatally stabbed on the roadside has named her "killers" with her dying breath, California cops have said.

Lizette Cuesta, 19, left a trail of blood behind her as she desperately tried to crawl to find help after being dumped on the freezing roadside in California in the early hours of the morning.

The teen was found on the Livermore roadside by two passers-by, who rushed to call emergency services.

Police have since arrested Daniel Gross, 19, and his girlfriend, 25-year-old Melissa Leonardo, after they say Lizette told ambulance crews they were responsible for her stabbing.

Alameda County Sgt Ray Kelly said the 19-year-old named Gross as her killer, saying: "Those were her last words.

"And we used that information to make these arrests."

Police said: "CHP Officers and Alameda County Fire Paramedics responded to the scene and discovered a 19-year-old woman suffering from life threatening stab wounds and other injuries.

"A decision was made to life flight the victim to Eden Hospital Trauma in Castro Valley where she was pronounced dead about 4:30 am.

"Prior to her death, she was able to provide us with pertinent information about her attackers."

The father of Lizette, Ray Cuesta, has since spoken out to local media, saying: "She was always a fighter. She was always brave, strong.

"She was a leader, a go getter."

Gross and Leonardo are now in custody after being arrested on suspicion of murder.

They are expected to face court on Wednesday.


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