Tahoe stabbing death case: Investigators nearing an arrest
December 23, 2009
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. and#8212; An arrest could happen after the new year in the October stabbing death of a 73-year-old Lake Tahoe man, a Washoe County Sheriffand#8217;s Office sergeant said Wednesday.
Sgt. Greg Herrera said county investigators are carefully compiling relevant materials and awaiting various test results and documentation before moving forward.
and#8220;This is a unique case,and#8221; Herrera said. and#8220;The investigation has proceeded differently in terms of not making an immediate arrest.and#8221;
According to previous reports, the Oct. 5 incident left Charles Baymiller, 73, dead and his wife, Mary Baymiller, 72, in intensive care at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno for nearly a month with multiple stabbing injuries, after an apparent altercation at the coupleand#8217;s Lakeshore Boulevard home in Incline Village.
Herrera said detectives are working with the Washoe County District Attorneyand#8217;s office; he did not release a timeline for a potential arrest but did say he does not anticipate changes in the caseand#8217;s status until after the holiday season.
Herrera confirmed in a November interview that multiple kitchen-type knives were used in the incident, and it was previously reported Charles Baymillerand#8217;s wounds did not appear self-inflicted.
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County investigators launched a homicide investigation shortly after Mary Baymillerand#8217;s release from the hospital, Herrera said, to determine if she had any involvement in her husbandand#8217;s death.
Herrera stressed investigators do not believe the incident was a random act.
and#8220;Investigators do not believe somebody else was involved,and#8221; he said.