On 12/18/18, at approximately 8 PM, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to
a residence in El Dorado Ca where 60 year old Helen Hoover (McKinney) was found
deceased in her residence. An autopsy was performed and it was determined that
Hoover (McKinney) died as the result of Blunt Force Trauma and her death has been
deemed a homicide.
During the investigation, it was found that there was no forced entry to the home and
her vehicle was missing. Hoover’s (McKinney) last known contact with family or
friend’s was on 11/29/18.
We are hoping to find information on Hoover (McKinney’s) whereabouts between 11/29/18 and 12/18/18. If you have any information regarding this, or the investigation in general, you are urged to contact EDSO.
In addition, we are still seeking the public’s help in locating Hover’s (McKinney’s)
vehicle. If you see the below vehicle, please contact local law enforcement or EDSO.
EDSO Dispatch 530-621-6600 and Detective Rich Horn at 530-642-4729
At this time, no further information is being released.
On December 18, 2018, at approximately 8 PM, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence in El Dorado, Ca, where 60 year old Helen McKinney was found deceased. An investigation was conducted and it was found that McKinney’s vehicle was missing from her home. McKinney’s cause of death is pending the results of an autopsy, but is suspicious due to the fact that the vehicle is missing.
El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating McKinney’s vehicle. If you see the below vehicle, a white with convertible black top 2017 Nissan 370Z, plate # 8CSX032, please contact local law enforcement or EDSO Detective Rich Horn at (530) 642-4729.
On December 16, 2018, The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an accidental shooting at a residence on Swansboro Road. The caller stated that he had accidentally discharged his firearm and shot his girlfriend in the back.
Deputies arrived and located a female on the kitchen floor with a gunshot wound to her back, near the shoulder. The female was transported to the hospital in critical condition.
The 911 caller was identified as Michael Spiller, a 38 year old from Placerville. He was detained and later interviewed by detectives. Upon completion of the interview, Michael was arrested for attempted murder and booked into the El Dorado County Jail.
Identification of the female victim will not be released at this time.