The following is a press released issued by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On 04-27-2021 Sheriff’s Detectives located the deceased bodies of two unidentified persons in connection with this ongoing active missing persons investigation.
On 04-27-2021 Sheriff’s Detectives arrested Christopher Wayne Gamble, at the Mendocino County Jail, on the following charges in connection with the discovery:
187(a) PC – Murder
12022.53(d) PC – Use of firearm during serious felony
Gamble was previously arrested on 04-25-2021 and booked into the Mendocino County Jail by Sheriff’s Detectives during this investigation on the following charges:
166.4 PC – Misdemeanor Arrest Warrant for court order violation
853.7 PC – Misdemeanor Arrest Warrant for failure to appear in court
11358 H&S – Unlawful cultivation of marijuana
11359 H&S – Unlawful possession of marijuana for sale
182(a)(1) PC – Criminal conspiracy
Gamble is currently being held at the Mendocino County Jail on a No Bail status.
Further information is not available for public release at this time because this remains an active ongoing investigation.
Sheriff’s Detectives are continuing investigations in the 20000 block of Timber Road and will continue to do so overnight and tomorrow.
When further information becomes available for release it will be disseminated by a subsequent Sheriff’s Office press release.