Shooting Investigation

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Eric Palmberg

On 11-16-2020 at around 2053 hours, EDSO responded to Panorama Mobile Home Park in Placerville regarding shots fired into an inhabited home. Fortunately, there were no injuries to the occupants. The unknown suspect(s) are believed to have left the area in a vehicle in an unknown direction. EDSO Detectives are searching the area for clues or video surveillance which may help identify the suspect(s) or assist with this investigation.

If you saw any suspicious persons or vehicles in this area, to include Mother Lode Drive and El Dorado Road, please contact Detective Cooney at or message us. If you live in the area and have video surveillance, please check it to see if there is anything which could be useful for our investigation. There is no additional information in this case at this time.

Homicide Investigation

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Anthony Prencipe

On Sunday evening, November 1, 2020, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office was called regarding a homicide investigation in the southern portion of El Dorado County near Amador County. Based on the location, Amador County Sheriff’s Office initially responded and assisted after it was determined the call occurred in El Dorado County.

The incident involved two adult men who were involved in a verbal dispute which escalated into a shooting. One man was transported to UC Davis for a gunshot wound and the other man was pronounced deceased on scene. Both men have been positively identified and there are no outstanding suspects or involved parties.

Identification for the deceased man will not be released until next of kin notifications are completed. We will not be releasing the identity of the injured man until further investigation is completed.

Man Found Deceased after 6 Day Search

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Anthony Prencipe

On Sunday, October 18, 2020, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office was called regarding 82 year old Donald Maurischat who was reported as missing. Donald was last seen at his residence on Sunday afternoon. Donald resided on Forest Lake Road and frequently walked the Diamond Springs area and Diamond Dam.

Approximately 400 searchers checked the area over a 6 day period, with assistance from many agencies around the area. Unfortunately, on Friday afternoon, the body of a deceased person was located and positively identified as Donald.

At this time, there is no evidence of foul play or criminal activity. Donald has been positively identified and next of kin have been notified.