Mother Fatally Stabs 1-Year-Old Daughter in Del Valle Regional Park

The woman's name has not yet been released.

Screenshot of East Bay Regional Parks website showing Arroyo side of Del Valle where a mother allegedly stabbed her daughter to death.
Screenshot of East Bay Regional Parks website showing Arroyo side of Del Valle where a mother allegedly stabbed her daughter to death.

A 23-year-old mother who allegedly tried unsuccessfully to kill herself while at Del Valle Regional Park in Livermore stabbed her infant daughter to death on Saturday afternoon.

KGO-TV reported that the incident occurred around 10:30 a.m. off Arroyo Road near the dam, about one mile away from the Wente Vineyards golf course.

According to KGO-TV, the woman, who officials say was distraught, came to the park alone with her child. 

The San Jose Mercury News reported that the unidentified woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

According to the San Jose Mercury News, the incident took place near the Arroyo Dam and near the Wente Golf course.

Livermore residents are reporting multiple emergency vehicles in the area behind the golf course.

East Bay Regional Park District police was not immediately available for comment.

The 4,395 acre park is located at 7000 Del Valle Road in Livermore. 

Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.
Terry April 27, 2014 at 11:34 AM
Young mothers need to be surrounded by family. Too many alone people in California without extended family nearby. Loner neighbors, declining neighborhood churches and fortress schools. Nobody interacts anymore. This young mother went crazy and murdered her newborn alone in a nice lakeside park. Omg.
Ryn Muat April 27, 2014 at 01:02 PM
@tammy - lots of species commit infanticide (and rape and other horrors). Humans aren't alone. The sooner we stop thinking we're the "worst" species, the sooner we'll be able to find ways to work with these crooked, shadowy parts that exist throughout nature. Prayers for the family, friends, and emergency workers on the scene. <3
Autumn Johnson April 27, 2014 at 04:13 PM
Police Identify Woman Arrested on Suspicion of Fatally Stabbing Her Infant in Livermore http://livermore.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/police-identify-woman-arrested-on-suspicion-of-fatally-stabbing-her-infant-in-livermore
TrueRealist April 27, 2014 at 07:42 PM
@ Monica - I pray she gets what she deserves in jail and is on the wrong end of a prison shank. Totally unredeemable piece of garbage.
Autumn Johnson April 29, 2014 at 05:26 PM
Suicidal Mom Charged With Murder, Told Police: 'I'm Sorry, I Killed My Baby' http://livermore.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/suicidal-mom-charged-with-murder-told-police-im-sorry-i-killed-my-baby


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