On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at 5:15 PM, deputies with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office responded to 5431 Pine Street, Anderson (Olinda) CA to conduct a welfare check on Kenneth Karl Vorreiter Jr., 63 years old. After a friend of Vorreiter reported Vorreiter was possibly suicidal. Vorreiter also reported that his wife may be deceased inside their residence and that he assaulted her earlier in the day. Upon deputies’ arrival, they contacted Vorreiter, and conducted a welfare check at the residence. Inside the residence, deputies located an adult female that was pronounced deceased on scene. The decedent’s name is not being released pending notification of next of kin but she is believed to be Vorreiter’s wife.
Detectives with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit, were called out and took over the investigation. Detectives interviewed Vorreiter who was ultimately booked into the Shasta County Jail for 187(a) PC: Murder. Vorreiter is scheduled for arraignment on Friday, November 9, 2018, at 1:30 PM. Detectives and Crime Scene personnel will be working throughout the night processing the scene at 5431 Pine Street. Additional information about this investigation will not be released as it is open and on-going.
The Major Crimes Unit is urging anyone that has information about this homicide to contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit at 530-245-6135 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.