The following is a press release issued by the Sonoma 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:
Detectives are currently investigating a murder and a separate but related stabbing incident in Guerneville that occurred last night.
At 9:05 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office dispatch center received an emergency call from a female whispering for help. Sheriff’s dispatchers received multiple additional calls reporting a car had crashed into a residence and there was a dead body inside the residence.
Deputies arrived in the 14000 block of Old Cazadero Road and found damage consistent with a vehicle crashing into a fence, support beam, and the residence’s front door. Inside the residence, deputies found a male adult victim suffering from at least one stab wound and bleeding profusely. A deputy began life-saving measures on the victim until emergency medical personnel arrived on the scene. The male victim was transported by ambulance to an area hospital, where he later died.
At about 10:09 p.m., deputies were dispatched to a local hospital for a male adult victim who had been stabbed in the 10500 block of River Lane. The second victim had been given a ride to the hospital by a family member. The second victim is in critical condition at this time.
During the investigation, deputies and detectives were able to identify the suspect and confirm the same suspect committed both violent incidents. The suspect’s truck was located by deputies at Highway 116 and Neely Road. The male adult suspect was later found a short distance from his vehicle and was determined to be deceased. At this time, it is believed the deceased suspect acted alone.
The Sheriff’s Office sends our condolences to victims’ families and friends during this challenging time.
This investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office dispatch center at (707) 565-2121.