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Woman arrested in stabbing death of Oceanside teacher

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Posted at 1:39 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 16:40:38-04

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) -- A woman was arrested in connection with the stabbing death of an Oceanside teacher, police announced Friday.

According to Oceanside police, Jennifer Ramos was taken into custody on Thursday on suspicion of murder in the death of 45-year-old Chad Danielson.

On April 10, just before 8 a.m., police were called to the 500 block of Garfield Street in response to a reported fight in the front yard of a home.

Responding officers arrived to find Danielson bleeding after having been stabbed by an unknown assailant. Witnesses said they saw a person described as a large Hispanic male with long dark hair fleeing the scene after the incident.

Danielson was taken to Palomar Medical Center for treatment, but he died from his injuries.

Police said: “Before the incident, Danielson had last been seen by his family, leaving his residence to walk the family’s dog. Upon his return home, a short time later, he was attacked in his yard by the suspect.”

With the help of witness statements and descriptions, as well as evidence collected from the scene, investigators identified the suspect as the 22-year-old Ramos.

Police noted, “Although a female, Ramos’ appearance resembles that of the suspect description provided by witnesses.”

Ramos was arrested at her home, and police determined that she is the only suspect in the case and was unknown to Danielson.

It is unclear what led to the incident.

Danielson was a PE teacher at Jefferson Middle School, the Oceanside Unified School District said.