Saturday, January 4, 2014

Dismembered body found at Groveland campsite; man charged in homicide - KCRA news

STOCKTON, Calif. (KCRA) —Stockton police on Friday followed up on an unusual homicide investigation in Tuolumne County.

On Thursday, officers learned of a possible slaying that took place at a home in the 4500 block of Mist Trail Drive, according to a news release from the Stockton Police Department.
Police went to the house and found the residents had moved out.
Officers said they found evidence of a bloody crime scene, but no body.
Detectives investigated further and determined a homicide must have taken place at the home -- and that the person behind the killing may be in Tuolumne County, police said. It's not clear exactly how investigators developed the information.
A suspect, 38-year-old Bryan Cook, was located with the help of the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office.
He was found with a human torso at a Groveland campfire site. The body is believed to be related to the homicide case. Several more dismembered parts were found in a car at the secured site.