Stabbing in Rancho Penasquitos: 1 Man Dead, Neighbor Arrested

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Howard Forrest Lowe after his arrest Thursday in Rancho Penasquitos. Photo: OnSceneTV

A Rancho Penasquitos man was arrested Thursday after allegedly stabbing a neighbor to death and fleeing the scene of the slaying on a bicycle.

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Officers responding to a report of an assault found 72-year-old Richard Munsinger mortally wounded in a residential garage in the 9500 block of High Park Lane about 2 p.m., according to San Diego police.

Medics took Munsinger to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Lt. Matt Dobbs said.

Shortly after receiving the emergency call about the stabbing, officers were directed by witnesses to a nearby location where they found the suspected assailant, 54-year-old Howard Forrest Lowe, riding a bicycle.

Lowe surrendered peacefully and was arrested on suspicion of murder.

The motive for the alleged slaying was unclear.

“The preliminary investigation has shown that the suspect and victim were neighbors,” Dobbs said in the late afternoon. “At this time, the circumstances leading up to the incident are not known.”

–City News Service

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