Slaying Suspect Found With Victim’s Van

Slaying Suspect Found With Victim’s Van

SACRAMENTO— Police arrested a man on Tuesday, March 17, in the brutal murder of a Citrus Heights woman.

Allen Bocteemus Franks, 48, was arrested after police found him in the victim’s van. The victim, Kimberly Ann Chittenden, 46, had been found unresponsive at approximately 2:40 p.m. on Monday, March 16, in her home in the 7900 block of Rocky Point Court, near Sunrise Boulevard and Madison Avenue.

The victim, Kimberly Ann Chittenden (Facebook)

The victim, Kimberly Ann Chittenden (Facebook)

She was rushed by ambulance to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead at 3:13 p.m. Her injuries indicated that she has been assaulted.

Her silver Honda Odyssey vehicle had been taken from her home, leading police to put out an alert seeking a person of interest on Tuesday. The van, with Franks behind the wheel, was located in the area of Marysville Boulevard. Police said that Franks and Chittenden knew each other. The victim leaves behind a 7-year-old child.

Franks was booked into Sacramento County Jail early Wednesday morning on homicide charges. He was also jailed on a misdemeanor charge of violating probation. Franks had been arrested just one month prior to this incident, on February 16, for stealing a vehicle, possession of burglar’s tools, drug paraphernalia, and a probation violation.

On September 24 of last year, Franks was also arrested by Sacramento Sheriff’s deputies for vehicle theft, possessing stolen property, and filing a false report of an emergency. On March 24, 2014, he was arrested by Sacramento police at a home on Grand Avenue in North Sacramento. In that case he was also charged with filing a false emergency report, along with unlawful treatment of an animal at a park, and failure to appear in court. No further details of these unusual charges were available.

Older records show frequent arrests for parole violations, failure to appear in court, and public transportation violations over the past five years.

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