Mother held in girl’s death
A Ventura woman has been arrested on suspicion of killing her 8-year-old daughter, whose body was found in the woman’s condominium several days after she died, authorities said Tuesday.
Blair Stockdill, 25, was arrested Monday after neighbors called 911, according to a statement from the Ventura Police Department.
Neighbors in a condominium complex in the 1300 block of Saratoga Avenue reported that someone had been stabbed and said they heard a person screaming, “She is dead!”
When officers arrived just after 11:30 a.m., they found a man with knife wounds on his arms and Stockdill holding a knife. His relation to Stockdill was unclear.
After searching the home, police found the body of an 8-year-old girl.
Police charged Stockdill after recovering evidence from the scene and conducting interviews. She is being held at Ventura County Jail.
ARRESTED: Blair Stockdill is being held in Ventura County Jail.