(KTXL) — A vigil is being held on Sunday for two people were victims of fatal stabbings three days apart in Davis.
The vigil is for 50-year-old David Breaux and 20-year-old Karim Abou Najm at Compassion Corner located at the corner of 3rd and C streets. The vigil was hosted by the Davis Phoenix Coalition.
Breaux’s body was found at Central Park on Thursday after police received a call around 11:20 a.m. about a person at the park who was unresponsive.
His death is being investigated as a homicide, according to police.
On Friday, flowers were left for Breaux on Compassion Corner, which is also known as his “compassion bench.” The community also left letters on that same bench, which was installed 10 years ago on Friday.
According to those who knew him, Breaux was known as the “compassion guy,” spreading kindness to thousands of people.
A second fatal stabbing in Davis occurred two days later at Sycamore Park near the intersection of Sycamore Land and Colby Lane.
Najm, a UC Davis student, was identified by police as the victim at Sycamore Park.
Police said the two men were killed in similar ways, but the two victims aren’t related and aren’t certain that they’re looking for the same suspect.
Those with information regarding the investigation can call the Davis Police Department at 530-747-5400 or email email@example.com.