Sonoma County

1 Dead, 1 Critical in Separate Stabbings by Same Suspect in Sonoma County: Sheriff

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Law enforcement officers in Sonoma County on Thursday morning were investigating two stabbings in separate locations late Wednesday that left one man dead and another in critical condition, according to the sheriff's office.

At about 9:05 p.m. Wednesday, Sonoma County sheriff's deputies responded to a home in the 14000 block of Old Cazadero Road in Guerneville, about 20 miles west of Santa Rosa. When they arrived, they found damage to the home consistent with a vehicle crash and a man inside suffering from a stab wound, sheriff's officials said.

The victim was taken to an area hospital, where he later died, officials said.

At about 10:10 p.m., deputies also responded to the 10500 block of River Drive in Forestville, about 7 miles from the first scene, where they found a second stabbing victim who was taken to a hospital by a family member and was in critical condition, officials said.

Investigators later determined the same suspect was responsible for both stabbings, and they believe he acted alone.

Deputies later found the suspect's vehicle on Highway 116 at Neely Road, and the suspect's body was found nearby, officials said. They believe he took his own life.

Officials did not provide the identities of the suspect or the victims.

The investigation in both stabbings is ongoing. Anyone with information should call the Sheriff's Office dispatch center at 707-565-2121.

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