Douglas County Sheriff’s Office began investigating the disappearance of Carolyn Batchelor, resident of Zephyr Cove, Nevada on February 17th.
On Friday, February 19th, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office received a report that Carolyn’s vehicle was parked at Inspiration Point, Emerald Bay. Carolyn’s vehicle was covered in nearly a foot of snow from a recent storm.
A Search and Rescue mission was planned and carried out beginning Saturday, February 20th. Search and Rescue crews searched the area around Inspiration Point for an entire week without locating Carolyn. The search area consisted of steep and rugged terrain with one to two feet of fresh snow.
On Saturday February 27th, Search and Rescue personnel located Carolyn’s body in the area if Inspiration Point partially buried under the snow. At this time Carolyn’s death is not considered suspicious. The manner and cause of death remain under investigation.
The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office would like to highlight a very informative and useful feature on our website, our Crime Mapping feature operated thorugh CrimeReports™. While this feature has been on our website for several years, we feel it is a great resource for our citizens, and we want to remind you about how to utilize it.
The Crime Mapping Program is a link that takes you to the CrimeReports™ website. This website is a nationwide website that has an established datalink to our Records Management System. Every 24 hours, CrimeReports™ receives updated information from the Sheriff’s Office and maps out where incidents have occurred. The program also shows registered sex offender information and has advanced search features that allow searches over timeframes set by the user.
To observe activity in El Dorado County, you simply click on the “Crime Mapping” link on the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office website, which takes you to the CrimeReports™ website. Once on the website, you may need to enter “El Dorado County” into the search bar and click the search symbol to see activity in our county. Once you have El Dorado County as your page, you simply click on an icon to see where and what the recent activity was, or click on the “Show Details” box for a summary of all incidents currently posted.
You can complete advanced searches, set up an email alert for activity, see details of incidents, and submit crime tips.
We hope this information will assist in keeping our citizens informed and educated to criminal activity in their neighborhoods and the surrounding neighborhoods.
On February 10th, at approximately 11:15 pm, Deputies responded to a 911 call reporting a person having been assaulted with a knife in the 5400 block of Shangrala Lane in Camino. Upon arrival Deputies made contact with a 24 year Camino man who was suffering from stab and laceration wounds. The victim was immediately transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries, and at this time the victim is in stable condition.
According to the victim and witnesses, a vehicle arrived at the residence and two men approached the door of the residence asking for an individual who was not a resident at this home. When the victim told the suspects that the person they were looking for did not live at this house, a verbal argument ensued. After the suspects refused to leave the property, the argument turned physical between the two parties. During the fight one of the suspects pulled out a knife and proceeded to stab and cut the victim.
The victim was able to return to his residence and call 911 for assistance. The suspects returned to their vehicle (Silver/Gray Ford Taurus, unknown year) and fled prior to the arrival of Deputies. The suspects are described as white male adults, approximately 30-40 years of age, thin build.
Due to the seriousness of this crime and the active nature of the investigation, the name of the victim is being withheld at this time.
If you have any information on this incident please contact Detective Dan Fulton at (530) 642-4715.