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Police make arrest in 2nd Citrus Heights homicide this month

Police said an arrest has been made for the murder of a 46-year-old Citrus Heights woman who was found unresponsive in her home on Monday, according to a news release from the Citrus Heights Police Department.

Allen Franks. Citrus Heights Police Department
Allen Franks. Source, Citrus Heights Police Department.

Police said 48-year-old Allen Bocteemus Franks was arrested and charged with murder, after officers found him driving the victim’s minivan near Marysville Boulevard on Tuesday. Police said Franks was detained and questioned before being booked in the Sacramento County Jail for the murder of Kimberly Chittenden.

The incident began Monday afternoon when officers responded to a home on the 7900 block of Rocky Point Court near Kingswood Drive and Sunrise Boulevard, finding Chittenden “unresponsive with visible injuries.” Officers sought to administer “life saving measures” until medical personnel transported her to a hospital where she was pronounced deceased, according to police.

Detectives began investigating on scene due to the victim’s injuries being “consistent with an assault,” with police later requesting assistance from the public and other law enforcement agencies to help locate the victim’s 2008 Honda Odyssey — which was determined to be missing from the garage.

Following the arrest, police said the investigation indicates that Franks and Chittenden knew each other.

[Earlier this month: Shooting: Citrus Heights police arrest man on murder charges]

Chittenden’s death is the second homicide this month in Citrus Heights, with police making an arrest on March 6 in the shooting death of 22-year-old Shaun Blechinger.

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