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Walnut Creek Police Department
Thursday May 17th, 2018 :: 02:52 p.m. PDT


Murder/Suicide Investigation


DATE / TIME OCCURRED: May 15, 2018 at 1:29 p.m.

LOCATION: 1800 block of Holland Drive

CRIME DESCRIPTION / CODE: PC 187 – Murder / Suicide

SUSPECT: Richard Huber Jr. – 66 years old

VICTIM: Sarah Huber – 68 years old

On 5/15/18, at 1:29 p.m., Walnut Creek Police Department officers responded to a residence on the 1800 block of Holland Drive to conduct a welfare check. Officers entered the residence and located a deceased male and a deceased female who had sustained fatal gunshot wounds. Both were residents of the home and determined to be husband and wife.

Based on the evidence at the scene and the subsequent investigation, WCPD Detectives and the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff Coroner's Division are ruling this case a homicide/suicide. At this point in the investigation, it appears the male suspect shot the victim and then shot himself.

Please contact the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff Coroner's Division for further information regarding the deceased.

If anyone has information regarding this case, please call Walnut Creek Police Department Detective Sergeant Andy Brown at 925-256-3553.

Press Release Prepared By: Sergeant Andy Brown

Walnut Creek Police Department
1666 N Main St
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 925-943-5844

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