Officials in Alameda County have identified two people who were arrested in the brutal stabbing death of 19-year-old Lizette Cuesta in Livermore.
Daniel Gross and Melissa Leonardo, both of Modesto, are suspected of stabbing Lizette Cuesta several times and dumping her in Livermore.
The victim managed to drag herself nearly 100 yards to a road, leaving a trail of blood behind her.
Lizette was flown to a nearby hospital, where she died.
Investigators say the teen used her final words to identify her suspected killers.
Sgt. Ray Kelly with the Alameda County Sheriff's Office said, "This victim really tried to survive, and she fought and she fought. The last thing, we believe, that she was able to do was to point us in the direction of the people that killed her. And that’s pretty remarkable.”
Investigators believe the two suspects knew the victim and targeted her for this vicious crime!
Richard Loadholt was carpooling to work with three other friends for an early shift at UPS when they found Lizette.
He told the news station KTXL the young woman was in such bad shape he couldn’t even make out the color of her hair.
He said, “she laid down for almost three minutes at one period, and we told her to get up. She knew she had to get up and I commend that. She fought like a soldier. Like a warrior,"
Lizette's friend Alex Yanez told KTXL that she was a very positive woman and a determined skateboarder.