Suspicious Circumstances

At 0843 hrs this morning, our 911 center received a phone call from an unidentified female. The female who sounded to be in distress, said she and her husband were held hostage since before midnight last night. The female told the dispatcher that she and her husband were both injured and she couldn’t get up. She said the responding deputies may have to force entry into her home. The unidentified female stopped talking to the dispatcher, sounding like she had difficulty breathing.
On arrival, deputies found an 80 year-old female down on the living room floor. The 92 year-old male, her husband, was also located inside the residence. Both had obvious serious injuries. They were treated on-scene by medics and transported to Marshall Hospital.
The single family residence, on the 500 block of Arlette Lane in Diamond Springs, is being treated as a crime scene. El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Detectives and our CSI Team are on-scene.

Lt. Tom Murdoch