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Teen stabbing victim identified, suspect booked on murder charge

Akiva Israel, 33, was booked in Placer County Jail on charges of murder and assault with a deadly weapon.
Akiva Israel, 33, was booked in Placer County Jail on charges of murder and assault with a deadly weapon. - Roseville Police Department

The Placer County Coroner’s Office has revealed the identity of a teen killed Saturday night in Roseville.

Conner Russell Bickford, 18, was fatally stabbed Saturday night by another resident of the Siena Apartments on Hayden Parkway. Bickford had recently graduated from Rocklin High School and was attending Sierra College, according to his Facebook profile.

The suspect in Bickford’s killing, 33-year-old Akiva Israel, was booked into South Placer County Jail at about 5:30 a.m. Sunday on suspicion of murder and assault with a deadly weapon. Israel did not comply with officers’ demands and was physically restrained during his arrest at Siena Apartments at around 11:10 p.m. Saturday, Roseville Police Department spokeswoman Dee Dee Gunther said.

Israel also is suspected of stabbing another male Siena Apartments resident, Gunther said. He was treated at a local hospital and released. All three men knew each other and may have been roommates, said Gunther.

Bickford’s death marked the first homicide in Roseville city limits since May 2014.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Roseville Police Department at 916-774-5000.

If you have information about any of these people, please call 800-222-7463 or 916-443-4357, or report online at crimealert.org.

Benjy Egel: 916-321-1052, @BenjyEgel

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