SMPD: Stabbing victim, 82, described attacker before dying

Posted at 8:18 AM, Jul 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-26 11:18:57-04

Santa Maria police have released a description of the man they say stabbed to death a Santa Maria resident at his home last month.Officers responded to Thomas Dutart’s home on the 1700 block of S. Thornburg in the La Maria Mobile Home Park just after 10:30 p.m. June 19.The 82-year-old was taken to the hospital but died from his injuries.Police say Dutart described his attacker as a Hispanic man between the age of 30 and 40, about 5′ 10” tall, who was heavyset and had curly hair.Anyone with information that may help authorities track down the killer is asked to call Santa Maria Police Detective Philip Dix at (805) 928-3781 ext. 2424.Anonymous tips can be left at (805) 928-3781 ext. 2677 or by clicking on the "programs and services" tab on the City of Santa Maria Police Department website. Thomas Dutart (Facebook)Related:SMPD: Deadly stabbing of 82-year-old is "out of the ordinary"