UPDATE NO. 2, MARCH 24, 4 A.M.: Amber Joy Angelovic, 21, of Huntington Beach, is scheduled to be arraigned today for the murder of Derek Valentine, a 32-year-old who was found fatally stabbed in his Costa Mesa condo. The only reported connection between the two is Florida. Valentine attended the University of Florida, where he earned a bachelor’s in marketing in 2010. He had worked as a service and sales manager for the Bridgestone Tire Co. in Florida and Texas before becoming a salesman at an AT&T store in Tustin. Angelovic graduated last year from Florida State University, where she got a bachelor’s in psychology with a minor in business. She worked as a nanny, activities director, surf instructor and yacht saleswoman in Florida. Orange County Jail records indicate that Angelovic, who was being held on $1 million bail heading into today’s hearing, worked here in sales.
UPDATE NO. 1, MARCH 15, 9:22 A.M.: Amber Joy Angelovic, 21, is scheduled to be arraigned today for Saturday’s fatal stabbing of an unidentified man in his 30s in his Costa Mesa condominium.
Angelovic, faces one count of murder with a possible sentencing enhancement for personal use of a deadly weapon, was being held in on $1 million bail heading into today’s hearing. Orange County Jail records indicate she works in sales. Police have not released her relationship to the deceased, who has only been identified in court records as “Derek V.”
ORIGINAL POST, MARCH 13, 5:09 A.M.: A man in his 30s was stabbed to death in his Costa Mesa
apartment condo early Saturday, and a woman acquainted of him has been arrested and a weapon was recovered, according to police.
The names of the victim and suspect have not yet been released by the county coroner nor the Costa Mesa Police Department, which cites the ongoing investigation.
Police and the Costa Mesa Fire Department responded to multiple calls regarding a possible stabbing in the 600 block of Shasta Lane at about 5:20 a.m. Saturday morning.
The coroner gives the address as 610 Shasta Lane, “the decedent’s residence.”
Once there, officers were directed by several people to a unit in the two-story complex, where the female who made the 9-1-1 call was found in an upstairs bedroom.
The weapon believed to have been used was found in the residence, police say.