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Four people, dog stabbed to death in California

Investigators believe a 46-year-old man killed four people and a dog in a house in a residential neighborhood in California.
By Frances Burns   |   Aug. 12, 2014 at 2:39 PM   |   Comments

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A man suspected of killing four people and a dog in a house in California's Santa Barbara County is under arrest, authorities said Tuesday.

The bodies were found Monday night near Goleta, police said. All had been stabbed repeatedly.

Police released few details about the killings. A news conference Tuesday morning was postponed because officials said they were trying to reach the victims' families.

The suspect was identified only as a 46-year-old man.

The house is on a dead-end street in a residential neighborhood near Foothill Elementary School.

The bodies were found around 11 p.m. Monday by Santa Barbara County sheriff's deputies responding to a call to the house. Police have said they are not looking for other suspects.

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