Via ACSO: More Details On Possible Double Murder Suicide In Pine Grove

Via ACSO: More Details On Possible Double Murder Suicide In Pine Grove 

On Thursday April 12, 2018 at approximately 0305 hours the Amador County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a female subject reporting that her son had killed himself at her residence on Hilltop Street in Pine Grove.

Sheriff’s Deputies responded and were on scene within two minutes.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted the 60 year old female along with her 4 year old granddaughter who were waiting outside.  Upon entry into the residence, deputies located 26 year-old Jacob Jedidiah Thayer; 27 year-old Marie Ann Leonetti; and 60 year-old Richard Roger Thayer II.   All three were deceased and all had suffered gunshot wounds.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Jacob’s mother had left the residence earlier that evening to care for a family member.  Just before 0300 hours she received a call from her granddaughter on Richard’s cellular telephone stating that her father had shot himself.  She drove to the residence where she found her granddaughter and the three decedents.

Richard and Marie both appeared to have suffered multiple gunshot wounds.  Jacob had one apparent gunshot wound, consistent with a being self-inflicted.  A partially loaded Glock .40 caliber pistol registered to Jacob was found at the scene next to him. 

The investigation into this tragedy is active and ongoing.   

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