Concord Police Looking into Possibility Man’s Death Related to Fight in Danville

August 20, 2014 14:30 pm · 21 comments


Concord Police are investigating the possibility that a 20-year-old man’s death on Tuesday is linked to a fight in Danville over the weekend, police said today.

Officers in Concord received a report at 4:22 p.m. Tuesday of an unattended death in the 5000 block of Valley Crest Drive, according to Concord police Lt. Ivan Menchaca.

The victim’s name has not been released and his cause of death has not been determined, although Menchaca said it doesn’t appear the man was shot or stabbed.

Detectives are working to determine whether his death is related to a fight in Danville over the weekend, Danville police Detective Sgt. Jason Haynes said.

Haynes said few details are available about the fight, but that it does not appear that guns or knives were used.

He declined to discuss the case further, saying the investigation into the fight and any possible link to the death in Concord is ongoing.

JET August 20, 2014 at 2:01 PM

Interesting story…. but good luck catching the people involved in the fight (unless the deceased friends/family can find out). Hope they find resolution, this sad. RIP young man.

Anon August 20, 2014 at 3:10 PM

Someone knows something and will come forward. Prayers to this young mans family.

mimi August 20, 2014 at 3:23 PM

I hope they find the thugs who beat this young man; we are saddened to have lost a dear friend and hope his attackers are held responsible. RIP D, you will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and his large circle of friends who are mourning the loss of this young life.

LostBoysMom August 20, 2014 at 3:53 PM

@J – that’s right, blame the victim when you know none of the facts.

Jerk August 20, 2014 at 4:07 PM

#4, Could have also been at the wrong place at the wrong time.
Why jump to “He Must Have Done Something”????

Cat Wrangler August 20, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Internal injuries can escape unseen and proove fatal. Didn’t a popular Drum Major pass away a few years ago after sustaining internal injuries from a hand and fist pummeling while walking through a student bus after a college game?

How sad that the local 20 year old passed away. More so because someone so young passed away. He and his family and loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers.

Silva August 20, 2014 at 5:41 PM

How very sad.

Concerned August 20, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Mimi- I am sorry for your loss. I may have meet this young man and my heart goes out to his friend’s and family. 20 is too young to pass away.

Smokey August 20, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Only 4 posts before an idiot chimed in. The deceased was majorly involved you dumb ass; he lost his life.

R.I.P. August 20, 2014 at 6:06 PM

very sad. i hope more details become available. i went to high school in Danville 70’s and one of the things I really enjoyed about living in Danville was that there wasn’t any fighting like this except at the Danville Bowl on a Friday night in the orchard or something which was always a planned event. things like the above were 100% unheard of. i guess not even Danville is immune from thugs and violence these days. r.i.p.

Tom August 20, 2014 at 6:15 PM

This is sad. This young man had his whole life ahead of him. I hope they find the person (s) responsible, and the family receives justice in a court of law.

My condolences to his family and friends.

Rocky August 20, 2014 at 6:24 PM

Punks in Danville?
90@ are divorced men on the prowl

@1 August 20, 2014 at 6:55 PM

I’m guessing that since the police know there was a fight in Danville and they think this might be related, they probably have some idea who was involved.

fitgirl August 20, 2014 at 7:05 PM

My heart breaks for this young man and his family.

anon August 20, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Trust me — there are punks &drugs in Danville
lets get some real facts
live hard, play fast …….. die young

Anon7 August 20, 2014 at 9:14 PM

My daughter has gone to school with the young man since kindergarten. She got a call about an hour after he was found. She was told he was not feeling well after the fight, so he took a pain pill and went to sleep. He never woke up. So very sad.

Walnut Creek Resident August 20, 2014 at 9:31 PM

This is strange to me. There must be a reason for his death and all the other facts should form an answer to this young man dying way too early.
I am so sorry for his loved ones and this should not have happened. I sure hope the authorities find answers.

St Agnes Family August 20, 2014 at 9:45 PM

O Loving Father and Savior, send your angels to carry the soul of your servant from this earth to the heavenly place of eternal and everlasting life. Let family and friends who have passed before in faith be reunited in joy with the departed. Forgive any wrongs that have been committed and welcome this beloved spirit into the warm embrace of your unending peace. Amen.

May you rest in peace Devin Knoll

Michelle August 20, 2014 at 10:03 PM

Too. too young and never having lived to who he was supposed to be. Condolences to this young man’s family and prayers. RIP

horrified August 23, 2014 at 12:34 AM

Prayers for Devin and his family. He was beaten and did not survive. Not a fair fight at all and nobody deserves that. This is a result of someones rage, clearly not his. Honor this young man and pray for peace.

Michelle(original) August 23, 2014 at 8:49 AM

RIP Devin Knoll.

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