California park has become the scene of two fatal stabbings in the past few days, and state authorities and the FBI are involved in the investigation.
Two fatal stabbings in California park prompt state and federal investigation
The University of California, Davis student Karim Abou Najm was stabbed to death on Saturday evening at Sycamore Park, while 50-year-old David Breaux was fatally stabbed at Central Park on Thursday. Police are still working to determine any possible connection between the two incidents and are searching for the suspect.
They have arrested some people on unrelated charges or outstanding warrants but have not yet linked anyone to the murders. Police have described the suspect as a light-skinned male, possibly Hispanic, aged between 19 and 23, and standing between 5 feet, 7 inches, and 5 feet, 8 inches tall, with long curly hair.
Davis police have deployed extra officers to patrol the areas around schools and parks
UC Davis Chancellor Gary May expressed his condolences and announced extra patrols on campus, as well as the expansion of the UC Davis Police Safe Rides Program. Davis Mayor Will Arnold said the community was devastated by the death of David Breaux, who was known for his kindness and compassion. The mayor urged the community to remain vigilant and to contact the Davis Police Department if anyone acting violent, suspicious, or matching the suspect’s description is seen.