Police want to be clear these incidents are not related, after some reports online tied them together.
On Sunday police, arrested a 37-year-old Kevin Jones on suspicion of stabbing his father and mother in San Jose's Alviso neighborhood.
This happened shortly after midnight Sunday in the 2000 block of Gold Street.
When officers arrived, 69-year-old Michael Jones, Kevin's father, was dead. His mother was stabbed several times but survived. According to Mercury news, Michael Jones was a well-known and respected Bay Area chess coach for the last 20 years.
2/ Suspect Kevin Jones age 37 arrested for homicide number 2.— San José Police Media Relations (@SJPD_PIO) March 14, 2022
The victim was his father. 69 year old Michael Jones. pic.twitter.com/jTKcBRV5Ue
Also over the weekend in a non-related incident, former SJSU running back and Officer DeJon Packer was found dead in his home over the weekend.
Both San Jose police and San Jose State University confirmed the 24-year-old's death.
Packer was a San Jose native and a graduate of Gunderson High School. He had graduated from the police academy last year.
Police have not released additional information on Packer's death.
Our police family is devastated by the sudden loss of Officer DeJon Packer who passed away last night.— San José Police Media Relations (@SJPD_PIO) March 14, 2022
DeJon graduated the police academy just one year ago. He was beloved by the San Jose community and was a celebrated former SJSU football player. pic.twitter.com/qrTQZGkDoJ
We are deeply saddened by the news of DeJon Packer. The San José State Football family has suffered a great loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with DeJon’s family & friends.— San José State Football (@SanJoseStateFB) March 14, 2022
Forever a Spartan. pic.twitter.com/Vyh8frZVAU