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Casshew
02-20-2004, 01:48 PM
Pasadena woman found stabbed, decapitated
Ex-boyfriend jumps in front of semi truck

By Marshall Allen , Staff Writer

PASADENA -- A woman was found stabbed and beheaded Monday morning, apparently the victim of an ex-boyfriend who later killed himself by jumping in front of a big-rig truck, authorities said.

Evidence suggests that Glenda Vittimberga, 37, an associate professor at Cal State Los Angeles, was killed in the kitchen of her home in the 1100 block of Medford Road, said Sgt. Tom Delgado of the Pasadena Police Department.

Vittimberga's body was found in the kitchen, her head in the living room fireplace, Delgado said.

Vittimberga had been an associate professor in the division of administration and counseling at Cal State L.A. since 1998. She lived alone, police said.

Yvonne Pizzo, a neighbor who lives across the street, described Vittimberga as a "beautiful person' and "brilliant girl' who had lived in the neighborhood for about three years.

"This is going to be a tremendous loss to everyone,' Pizzo said


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