According to reports, a body was discovered in Central Park in Davis on Thursday morning, prompting a homicide investigation.
According to Davis police, a report was received around 11:20 a.m. regarding an unresponsive individual in the park. A deceased man was confirmed to be at the park by responding officers and medics.
According to Davis police, they are currently investigating the incident as a homicide and have reported that the victim sustained multiple stab wounds.
On Friday, it was reported that the Yolo County Coroner has identified the victim as David Henry Breaux, who was 50 years old. According to the police, he has resided in Davis since 2009.
Lt. Dan Beckwith with the Davis Police Department stated that their investigators are seeking information from anyone who may have witnessed or heard anything related to the incident that took place in the park.
The situation left students and neighbors around the busy park in a state of shock.
Bryan Baniaga, a UC Davis student, expressed his shock. The incident occurred in the central area of Davis.
It is unclear whether the victim is a student, as the police have not provided any information on the matter. However, it is worth noting that Central Park is located just a few blocks away from the UC Davis campus.
The public is being asked by Davis police to provide any surveillance footage that could assist with their investigation.
According to officials, more officers will be sent on bike and foot patrol in the downtown corridor and Central Park to guarantee a noticeable public safety presence.
The Davis Police Department is requesting that anyone with information regarding the incident or surveillance camera footage directed towards the park to contact them at 530-747-5400 or via email at [email protected]. The police tip line at 530-747-5460 can be contacted by those who wish to remain anonymous.