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MURDERED WOMAN LED COUNTY FOSTER PARENT ASSOCIATION IN EL CAJON

By Miriam Raftery

July 16, 2020 (El Cajon) – Debbie Stolz, President of the San Diego County Foster Parent Association based in El Cajon, was murdered along with her daughter on Sunday at a home in Otay Mesa. The loss of Stolz has sent shockwaves through local communities and the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. Stolz worked  for over 20 years as a trainer for parents with Grossmont College’s Foster, Adoptive & Kinship Care education program.

“Deb played an integral role in the program through her training and support to countless resource parents for foster youth in San Diego County,” says Sally Cox, CEO of the Foundation for Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges, in an email to staff.  Stolz Stolz was a long-time employee for the Foundation.


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JAMUL MAN CONVICTED OF MURDERING WIFE

 
 
East County News Service
 
April 25, 2019 (Jamul) – A jury has convicted Winnie Perry Whitby, 49, from Jamul of second degree murder. He was found guilty of stabbing his wife, Melissa Whitby. Her body was found January 7, 2017 on a path along Skyline Truck Trail about a mile from the couple’s home.

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MURDER CHARGES FILED IN POTRERO DEATH

 

East County News Service

 

February 12, 2016 (Potero) – Michael Walliser, 68, has been arrested and charged with murder of his neighbor, Ronald Drinkard. Drinkard was shot March 22nd at a residence on Coyote Holler in Potrero.


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SECOND ARREST IN JAMUL MURDER, ARSON CASE

 

January 31, 2013 (Jamul) –Devin Gaillard has been arrested and charged with murder and arson.  Another suspect, Miles Sharp, was arrested January 25 on the same charges.  Both men have been booked in connection with the death of Dillon A. Davis, 20, whose body was found in the trunk of a burning vehicle on Skyline Truck Trail in Jamul on September 20, 2012.


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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: TOP LOCAL AND STATE NEWS

January 16, 2013--(San Diego’s East County)--East County Roundup highlights top stories of interest to East County and San Diego’s inland regions, published in other media. This week’s top “Roundup” headlines include:

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Read more for excerpts and links to full stories.


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ARREST MADE IN NORMAL HEIGHTS INFANT DEATH

September 8, 2012 (Normal Heights) -- San Diego Police Department Homicide Unit detectives have arrested the mother of an infant reported to have fallen out of a third floor apartment window.

On Friday, September 7 at 5:12 p.m., officers were dispatched to a call of an infant found in the west alley of 4500 39th Street.  A citizen had called the police to report finding the infant on the ground, below the windows of an apartment complex, appearing as if the infant had fallen out of a window.


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SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR MURDER OF BRIAN HAMMETT IN SPRING VALLEY

 
July 1, 2012 (Spring Valley ) --  Arren William Dangler, 29, has been arrested for the murder of Brian Hammett, 29. Hammett was found lying in a driveway with multiple wounds on June 15 around 12:30 a.m. in the 8600 block of Troy Street in Spring Valley. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died shortly before 2 a.m.

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THE RX FACTOR: A PRESCRIPTION FOR SUSPENSE

 
Book Review by Dennis Moore
 
Warning!
 
Do not start reading this book until you have the time to finish it. Ripped from the headlines, this novel of unrelenting suspense will keep you up all night and have you talking about it for weeks to follow.
 
June 5, 2012 (San Diego)--That is the caveat given by the publishers of this book written by J. Thomas Shaw, who co-founded one of the fastest growing independent mortgage banks in the United States. In most instances this type of hype does not live up to its billing. The Rx Factor is that rare exception! If I didn’t know better, I would think that The Rx Factor was a Robert Ludlum or John Grisham spy novel, reading like Ludlum’s The Matarese Circle. This book has everything that captivates one’s attention – conspiracy theory, sex, murder and betrayal, along with an intense love interest.

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JURY CONVICTS GRANDSON, FRIEND IN EAST COUNTY MURDER CASE


 
 
August 27, 2011 (Alpine) -- San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis announced first-degree murder convictions in a case where the defendants killed and robbed 73-year-old Eunice Cothron, the grandmother of one of defendants.


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