A second man who died in hospital following a double stabbing in a quiet residential area of Slough has been named locally as David Yokota.
Dennis Kelly, 59, of Lewins Way, and David Yokota, in his late thirties, of Robin Hood Close, both died last week.
Thames Valley Police were called to reports of a man, believed to have been Mr Yokota, with stab wounds in Lower Cippenham Lane last Friday at about 5.43pm.
He was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries – and when the police made further enquiries they learned there was a second man with stab wounds at a property in Cippenham.
They rushed to Lewins Way – a three minute drive from where Mr Yokota was discovered – to find Dennis Kelly stabbed to death. A post mortem examination on Sunday confirmed Mr Kelly had died from stab wounds to the chest.
Mr Yokota meanwhile, was being kept under police supervision at Wexham Park Hospital – with the police believing that only the two stabbed men were involved in the incident. He then died on Sunday evening.
A murder investigation had been launched prior to Mr Yokota’s death.
Neighbours described Mr Kelly as “a quiet man” who spent a lot of his time walking his beloved dog, Jack.
One man said: “He kept himself to himself. You would see him walking his dog every now and then, he used to be out walking it for hours.”
Another neighbour added: “It’s quite scary at the moment. It will be better when the police cordon is gone and they can tell us exactly what is going on.
“It’s a horrible situation.”
It is believed that a fight had broken out between the two men, who are understood to have been friends, and had gotten ‘badly out of hand’.
Investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Ailsa Kent of the Major Crime Unit at Thames Valley Police, said on Saturday: “At this stage of the investigation no arrests have been made, however I believe that the only two people involved were the man who is currently under police supervision in hospital and the man who sadly died inside the property in Lewins Way.”
A close friend of Mr Yokota said: “I’m gutted. Dave was a very happy-go-lucky man.”
A post mortem examination was scheduled to take place yesterday.
Investigating officer, Det Ch Insp Ailsa Kent, said : “There will be an increased presence of police officers within the area to provide reassurance and support the ongoing investigation, as well as a team of dedicated detectives conducting an investigation.
“We need help from the public to piece together what happened on Friday, February 10. I would like to hear from anyone who was in the vicinity of either Lewins Way or Lower Cippenham Lane between about midday and 7pm, and who saw or heard anything unusual.”
If you have any information on the incident, contact the police on 101 or charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.