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City of Rancho Cordova Rancho Cordova Police Department
  November 3, 2013

Homicide in Rancho Cordova

At approximately 11:40AM today, the Rancho Cordova Police Department received a call from the 2900 block of Routier Road regarding an elderly male lying inside of his mobile home either hurt or injured. Once Officers arrived, they determined the 78-year old male was deceased with blunt trauma to his upper body. The 78-year old female resident was also located inside of the home with trauma to her upper body and was transported to the hospital. Her condition is critical at this time.

The motive surrounding this incident remains under investigation and the identity of any suspect(s) involved are unknown at this point in the investigation. Detectives are asking anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (916) 874-5115. Tip information may also be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com by entering the keyword 'SSD', or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).

UPDATE:

Shortly after midnight today (November 4th), Homicide Detectives arrested Shauna Burton, 36, of Sacramento for the murder of a 78-year old elderly male on Routier Road yesterday morning. The victim's identity is still pending until the Coroner's office can notify next-of-kin.

Burton's motive surrounding this incident remains under investigation. The decedent's 78 year old wife who was also assaulted inside of the home remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Detectives are continuing to urge anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (916) 874-5115. Tip information may also be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com by entering the keyword 'SSD', or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).