TRACY, Calif. — Parmjit Singh was on his nightly walk when he was brutally stabbed to death in his Tracy neighborhood, an area that neighbors and police say rarely ever sees crime.
The 64-year-old was an active member of the Sikh community and moved to the area to live with his family in 2016. He was walking at Gretchen Talley Park on Sunday, Aug. 25 when he was stabbed and left to die on the sidewalk.
On Wednesday, hundreds of people from the Tracy community attended a vigil for Singh at Gretchen Talley Park.
"He was a member of our community. My daughter and I used to walk here and he would always say hi to her," said Sybil Spikes. "He was just a ray of sunshine – a very nice gentleman. Never bothered anyone, very peaceful man. So, I had to come pay our respects."
At this time police have no suspects and said they are not sure if Singh's death was a hate crime.
"We don’t want to single out the fact that Mr. Singh was a member of a specific community," said Tracy Police Chief, Alex Neicu. "Mr. Singh was a member of Tracy’s community, and we’re all looking for answers. This is something that affects all of us equally."
Anyone with information about his death, or about suspicious activity in the park, is asked to contact the Tracy Police Department.
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