SAN DIMAS – An update to yesterday’s horrific murders in Lone Hill Park has revealed the identity of the suspect responsible for drawing his knife at three victims, and leaving two dead.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) Homicide Bureau Detectives responded to Investigate the March 25th stabbing death of a female, on the 1400 block of Renwick Street.
San Dimas Station Deputies immediately responded to a 1:35 PM call of an assault with a deadly weapon in-progress at Lone Hill Park. Originally, “the call indicated a woman was screaming and later updated indicating a woman was being stabbed,” said Lieutenant Alfred, LASD UNIT: Homicide Bureau.
Deputies encountered a white female “in her 60’s lying unresponsive in the street,” said Lt. Alfred. “The victim appeared to have sustained multiple stab-wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene. A dog was lying next to her. The dog was determined to be dead as well.”
Investigators ID’d a third victim, a white male (30’s) who had been the first person approached by the suspect. The victim had parked his truck and was heading toward the restroom when he observed a Hispanic male (20’s) “walking toward him wielding a knife. The male victim turned and ran from the suspect,” said Lt. Alfred. “The suspect gave chase, but changed his focus to the female victim who was walking her dog.”
The dog’s leash was yanked from the woman, as the suspect commenced stabbing the dog, then stabbed the woman. The first victim arrived as the attacker continued to stab the woman. The male victim managed to strike the slasher in the head with a rock – rendering him unconscious.
Arriving Deputies took the suspect into custody prior to transport to a local hospital for head-injury evaluation, then to be cleared for a transport to San Dimas Station and booked for murder. Deputies recovered a knife at the scene.
TODAY’S UPDATE: Ricardo Saldivar (23) from Upland has been ID’d as the suspect, received medical treatment for a head injury, and was released for booking for Murder and Attempted Murder. Suspect Saldivar remains at San Dimas Sheriff’s Station in lieu of $2 Million bail – and awaits arraignment on 03/30/2021.
Out of respect for the wishes of the victims’ families, their names will not be released at this time. Further information regarding this ongoing investigation is not available at this time.