The Yuba County Sheriff’s Detectives made an arrest in the death of Cheryl Murphy, whose body was discovered in a vacant house on Alicia Ave on may 9th of this year. Lt. Shaun Smith says the suspect Daniel Shoats, 31 years of age, knew the victim
There were no indications that the body had been moved and both Shoats and the victim had ties to the residence. No weapon was found at the scene. Shoats is awaiting booking on charges of homicide in the Yuba County Jail. Shoats, is listed as a transient.