Police reopen Bay Area Sikh man’s killing probe

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TRACY  — Detectives in Northern California were gathering more evidence in the killing of a Sikh man who was stabbed during a nighttime walk after a judge dismissed charges against a man arrested in the case citing lack of evidence, an official said Thursday.

Parmjit Singh, 64, was wearing his traditional turban when he was fatally stabbed August 25, 2019 in a park in the city of Tracy, in the Central Valley east of San Francisco.

Anthony Kreiter-Rhoads. (Tracy Police Department via AP) Tracy PD via Associated Press

Anthony Kreiter-Rhoads, 22, was arrested in the case after police released surveillance video of a man who was running in the park area around the time of the stabbing and identified him. A San Joaquin County Superior Court judge ordered Kreiter-Rhoads’ release earlier this month after ruling that there was insufficient evidence to proceed to trial.

The case “is an open homicide investigation that our investigations team is currently working on,” Tracy Police spokesman Lt. Miguel Contreras said Thursday.

Sing’s killing came a month after another Sikh man was attacked in a neighboring community.

Singh came to the United States in 2016 from India to stay with family in Tracy. He had two children and three grandchildren.

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