Lodi Police Department detectives have arrested two individuals in connection with a homicide that occurred on September 25th, 2016, according to the Lodi Police Facebook page. Kenneth Vanderford, 51, and Kevin Etherton, 25, both of Stockton, were arrested on Jan. 12 and booked into the Lodi City Jail on charges of murder and arson.
On Sept. 25, 2016 at about 1:45 pm Lodi Police Department and Lodi Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 1500 block of West Vine Street. After the Lodi Fire Department gained control of the fire, a deceased male was located inside of the residence. The San Joaquin County Coroner’s Office later determined during an autopsy that the male located in the fire, 53-year-old Alan Karl Gregor, was stabbed to death.