Donald Dean Futch, 09/12/2009

September 14, 2009 

Donald Futch

Donald Futch, 34, was stabbed to death over the weekend. (courtesy Elias Futch).

UNKNOWN — Unknown

Name: Donald Dean Futch, 34, of Hughson

Synopsis: Turlock police say Futch was killed in a stabbing in an alley off Colorado Avenue near Dutcher Middle School in what investigators described as a dispute over a woman.

Motivation: Investigators believe it was a dispute over a woman.

Suspects: Turlock resident Darren Merenda, 30, has been arrested and was booked at the jail on suspicion of murder.

Turlock police ask anyone with information about this stabbing to call Detective Mike Parmley at 668-5550, ext. 6626, or Crime Stoppers at 521-4636.

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