Detectives investigate stabbing death of 66-year-old Aptos woman

A 66-year-old Aptos woman was found stabbed to death in a Santa Cruz apartment early Monday morning, according to police.

Officers responded to a residence in the 800 block of Front Street just before 5 a.m. where the victim was found inside, dead under suspicious circumstances.

The victim, identified as Shannon Magner, suffered a stab wound to the back of the neck.

Detectives have determined that her death was a homicide, and have identified a possible suspect. They say they'll release the suspect's identity after an arrest warrant is issued. That individual is believed to
have fled the Santa Cruz area, according to police.

A motive has not yet been determined, according to police, and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Santa Cruz Police Department at (831) 420-5820.