Bodies found in burning car identified

Police-lightsCHICO, CA – On Friday prosecutors announced that two teenagers from Sacramento and a mother of one of the teens were identified from the bodies found in a burned out car last week in Chico.

Yesterday the Butte County Sheriff’s Department announced the arrest of 72-year-old Donald Clark in connection to the deaths.

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According to prosecutors the three victim’s, 46-year-old Colleen Lowe, her son 15-year-old Roland Lowe and 17-year-old Richard Jones Jr., went to visit Clark at his rural home when he opened fire on the three.

Prosecutors did say Jones had spent several summers in Centerville at Clark’s 200-acre ranch, but last year that all changed when Clark accused the teen of stealing.

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Authorities wouldn’t reveal why the three decided to drive from Sacramento to Centerville last week, but did say that Clark opened fire on them soon after their arrival with a 12-gauge shotgun.

Clark placed the three bodies back into their Acura along with his bicycle and, after taking the car to a different location, he poured gasoline on the car and set it on fire, riding his bike back to his house.

The murder weapon was located in a Chico storage unit belonging to Clark.

 

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