General Crime

* Marcaria Smart and Segundia Allen bodies possible found in home on Upland Court Vallejo

UPDATE Click Here September 2,2010Charles Rittenhouse husband of slain wife Segundia Allen to appear in court

UPDATE Click Here September 9 2010, Charles Rittenhouse husband of murdered wife Segundina Allen released from jail

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UPDATEClick Here September 11, 2010 Body Found in House Identified as Frederick Sales


The bodies of two women were found in a home in north Vallejo on Tuesday afternoon, a Solano County deputy coroner said. The coroner’s office could not confirm their identities but authorities believe they are two Vallejo women, Marcaria Smart, 60, and Segundia Allen, 63, who last seen Aug. 25.The bodies were found at about 5 p.m. Tuesday at a home in the 100 block of Upland Court. Deputy Coroner Adrian Garcia said the state of decomposition made it difficult to determine how the women died. Autopsies are scheduled for Thursday. Vallejo police said the women disappeared under suspicious circumstances and were believed to be in Allen’s white Cadillac Escalade.The deaths may be connected to a Hercules murder suspect, 38-year-old Efren Valdemoro, who was shot and killed by California Highway Patrol officers in Richmond early this morning. Valdemoro is suspected in the killing of 73-year-old Ricardo Sales, who was found bludgeoned to death in the bedroom of his Hercules home on Saturday. Sales’ son, 35-year-old Frederick Sales, is now missing. CHP Sgt. Trent Cross said Valdemoro may be responsible for several murders, including in Hercules and Vallejo.CHP officers shot Valdemoro after a chase that began in Pleasant Hill. At about 8:10 p.m. Tuesday, the CHP received a call from Pleasant Hill police, who were requesting assistance with a pursuit on the freeway, CHP Sgt. Trent Cross said. The CHP chased the car from Pleasant Hill to Richmond before the driver stopped at the Ranch 99 Market on Pierce Street in Richmond, near Interstate Highway 80, got out of the car and ran into the market. Two CHP officers chased him and encountered him inside, armed with a large knife, Cross said. They ordered him to drop the knife but he refused, according to Cross. “The officers were in fear for their lives and discharged their firearms,” Cross said.Valdemoro was killed in the shooting.Meanwhile, outside, other CHP officers had approached the suspect’s vehicle and found an unresponsive woman inside.They tried to revive her but she was deceased, Cross said.He said it appears she had been dead for a while but it’s not clear how long. The woman had suffered some injuries to her head and neck, he said. “We’re not certain what the cause of death was,” he said.Cross said the suspect is believed to be connected to several other homicides. Police are still looking for 35-year-old Frederick Sales, the son of the Hercules murder victim, Ricardo Sales, and are concerned for his safety.

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