A Rancho Cucamonga man was arrested on suspicion of murder in the death of his 49-year-old daughter after he called to confess to the killing on Monday morning, Sept. 16, officials said.

According to the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department, Joe Edward Montes, 71, called authorities at about 8:30 a.m. and stated that he stabbed his daughter at a home in the 6300 block of Elkridge Place.

The victim, 49-year-old Darlene Montes, was found with multiple stab wounds and taken to the hospital where she died from her injuries.

Joe Montes remained at the home when authorities arrived and was taken to the Rancho Cucamonga police station for questioning, the sheriff’s office said.

Sgt. Jeff Allison, a Sheriff’s Department spokesman, said the killing occurred in a safe neighborhood.

“To hear something like this is pretty unreal,” said Jesse Martinez, who lives in the area.

The motive for the stabbing was not confirmed by authorities.

Authorities described the stabbing as an isolated incident and is under investigation.

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