The New Year’s Day slaying and first homicide of 2019 in Merced County took place near East Mission Avenue and Highway 99, according to investigators. The 55-year-old victim was identified as Gardner Leroy Keys, according to the Coroner’s Office.
The Dos Palos woman who investigators say admitted to killing her mother in ‘satanic’ sacrifice in 2017 has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Since then, at least three sealed medical reports have been issued.
The 50-year-old woman was killed near 18th and G streets when she was struck by a car about 6 p.m. Friday, police said. The woman was identified as Natalia Wood of Merced, the Merced County Coroner’s Office said on Wednesday.
Merced County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a deadly shooting at a homeless camp outside Merced, California, where one man was killed and another wounded in an attack early New Year’s Day, January 1, 2019.
Who was the man shot and killed in the Loughborough neighborhood Saturday, December 22, 2018? The Merced County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office says the victim is Christopher Reyes. Merced police are still investigating.