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Stabbing Victim Commits Suicide Arrest Possible

A stabbing victim, who was originally reported as having been attacked by a mountain lion, is now believed to have committed suicide. The body of 51-year-old Scott Sterner was found, March first, in a trailer on Rattlesnake Road. In December, he was found on the side of You Bet Road, with his throat cut. Meanwhile, Nevada County Sheriff’s Captain Mike Walsh says there could still be an arrest…

click to listen to Captain Walsh

The District Attorney’s Office would make the determination. Walsh says the case has not been sent there yet, pending DNA results from the Department of Justice. He says arrests in such cases are not unheard of…

click to listen to Captain Walsh

An autopsy determined that Sterner died from a gunshot wound to the head that was believed to be self-inflicted.

1 Comment

August 27, 2019

JIll Cassidy

What’s with mike walsh being promoted to captain?! This is guy who when he was deputy, he used his position to make advances at women which included alleged victims in cases he was investigating. When asked about it later, he did what he does best - he lied. It’s a little scary that a person like that is promoted. Says a lot about how the Nevada county sheriffs office is run.

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