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Santa Barbara County sheriff: Man stabs four people to death

CrimeElliot Rodger
Four people and a dog stabbed to death in Santa Barbara County
Man in custody after allegedly killing four people and a dog in Goleta

A 46-year-old man is in custody Tuesday after allegedly stabbing four people to death in Goleta.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office said they began investigating a quadruple homicide about 11 p.m. Monday at a home in the 600 block of Walnut Park Lane.

Authorities declined to state who called them or how they knew to go to that specific home, but said that the man who was found inside the house was taken into custody without incident. Neither the man’s name nor the names of the victims have been released pending notification of next of kin, officials said.  

A dog was also found stabbed to death.

Authorities said they believe the man acted alone. He is expected to be booked on suspicion of murder.

Goleta is a few miles east of UC Santa Barbara and Isla Vista, the beachside community where mass-killer Elliot Rodger killed six people earlier this year.

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