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'You don't think about this stuff happening in Lodi' | Suspect accused of double homicide near Salas Park, police say

Lodi police found Randall Allenbaugh, whom they believed to be the suspect, after receiving a call about a third potential stabbing victim.

LODI, Calif. — 8:10 p.m. update: 
 

A man was arrested on Tuesday for a double homicide that took place earlier in the day near Century and Salas Parks, according to the Lodi Police Department. 

Police received a call about two stabbing victims being found dead near the railroad tracks near Harney Lane. 

Police said officers contacted 29-year-old Randall Allenbaugh when they learned of a potential third stabbing victim near Salas Park. Officers believe Allenbaugh is the person who stabbed the two people to death.

Police have not released the identities of the two victims. 

Allenbaugh is booked on homicide charges at the San Joaquin County Jail.

Original story:

The Lodi Police Department asked community members to steer clear of the area between Century Park and Salas Park as a double homicide investigation was underway.

Initially reported by the Lodi Police Department as a single homicide, officers advised residents to keep away from the area as investigators secured the scene.

Police posted on Facebook about the investigation Tuesday morning. Police say they were notified about the homicides at 7:50 a.m. this morning.

Neighbors who live near the park like Miguel Arias are stunned.

"It's really scary because like our community is a really safe community. You don't think about this stuff happening in Lodi," Arias said.

Michelle Milum's home faces the tracks about 100 yards from the scene.

"I do go for walks around the area and it makes me a little nervous to walk, and especially by myself," Milum said.

Arlene Baker has lived in the neighborhood for 45 years. Her home also backs up to the railroad tracks.

"Ya know even with the parks, you have kids vandalizing and stuff but never anyone being killed," said Baker.

Some neighbors told ABC 10 they are concerned that the area is becoming more popular with transients. For now, neighbors say they remain on edge until the killer or killers are caught.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Lodi Police Department at 209-333-6728.  

The Lodi Police Department is currently investigating a homicide in the area of Salas Park. We are asking that the...

Posted by Lodi Police Department on Tuesday, November 16, 2021

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