The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said a “crazed man” started stabbing the dog, and when she tried to intervene, she was killed.

By Heather Navarro and CNS 

A 66-year-old woman and her dog were stabbed to death Thursday near a San Dimas park and a man was taken into custody.

The woman tried to help the dog in the 1400 block of Renwick St. near Lone Hill Park at 1:35 p.m. She was identified Friday as Jeanne Ann Edgar, of Glendora.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said a “crazed man” started stabbing the dog, and when she tried to intervene, she was killed.

The victim died dead at the scene.

Good Samaritans tried to step in, throwing a rock at the man to help the woman, but the victim was killed.

Deputies were able to take the suspect, described only as a 23-year-old Hispanic man from the San Gabriel Valley, into custody. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was being evaluated for head injuries, LASD said.

After he was medically cleared, LASD said he would be taken to the San Dimas Station and booked on suspicion of murder.

Anyone with information on the killing is asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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