On September 13, 2015, at approximately 1100 hours, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office responded to assist Garden Valley Fire on a wildland fire in the 4600 block of Highway 193 in Garden Valley. While searching the area, it was determined that a residence had burned. El Dorado County Coroner’s confirmed two person’s remains were located inside the burned residence.
The Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office has been working diligently on behalf of the victims located within the burnt structure. The Coroner’s Office has sent samples of the located remains to the California Department of Justice for DNA processing in an attempt to identify the remains. A possible third set of remains were located within the burnt residence, however, are still in the early stage of being examined.
The incident is being treated as a homicide and arson investigation at this time. The investigation is ongoing and more information will be announced once it becomes available.