Triple Murder Suspect Arrested in Rocklin
Sheriff's Homicide detectives have arrested a man in connection with the slaying of a woman and two children at a residence in Rancho Cordova. Grigoriy Bukhantsov, 19, was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail yesterday morning on three counts of murder, and is ineligible for bail at this time.
Yesterday afternoon, shortly after 3:30 p.m., Rancho Cordova police officers and Sheriff's deputies responded to the 10100 block of Desoto Way. A caller said that his neighbor had returned home to find family members deceased inside of their residence.
Upon arriving at the scene, law enforcement personnel were directed to a home where a male outside the residence appeared extremely distraught. Officers went inside the home and discovered a female adult in her 20s, a two year-old boy, and a three year-old girl lying motionless on the floor of one of the rooms. It appeared that there had been a violent encounter, as evidenced by extensive trauma to each of the victims.
As officers were clearing the residence in an attempt to locate any additional victims and/or suspects, they heard a baby crying from a bedroom inside the home. They made their way through the house and discovered a six-month old boy, unharmed, in a crib in one of the bedrooms. That child was removed from the home and emergency medical personnel were immediately summoned. Upon arrival, paramedics pronounced the three aforementioned victims deceased. Each of them had injuries consistent with sharp force trauma.
Additional patrol personnel, homicide detectives, and CSI officers descended upon the scene to commence an investigation. Investigators developed information that a mini-van belonging to the family was missing from the residence. It was theorized that the person(s) responsible for the murders was/were likely in possession of that vehicle, apparently taken during the incident. A BOLO ("Be on the Lookout") for that family's vehicle was disseminated to law enforcement agencies throughout the region, as detectives began the painstaking process of moving forward with the investigation.
Investigators and other officers remained at the scene throughout the evening, processing evidence, conducting a neighborhood canvass, and gathering information from neighbors and family members who had gathered in the neighborhood.
At approximately 2:00 a.m. today, Rocklin police officers located the missing mini-van in the parking lot of a Denny's restaurant near Interstate 80 and Rocklin Road. They immediately notified the Sheriff's Department, and detectives from the Sheriff's Major Crimes Bureau responded to their location. Upon arriving, they found the van to be unoccupied, so they, along with Rocklin police personnel, entered the restaurant in an attempt to locate/identify the driver of the mini-van.
Inside the restaurant, officers contacted 19 year-old Grigoriy Bukhantsov, who was identified as the brother-in-law to the female adult victim and uncle to the victim children. Bukhantsov was detained without incident, and transported to a Sheriff's Department facility to be interviewed by Homicide detectives. The mini-van was towed and transported for evidentiary purposes.
Based on their investigation, Homicide detectives developed enough evidence to identify Bukhantsov as the person responsible for the murders of all three victims. While the investigation continues, Bukhantsov is not believed to have acted together with anyone during the commission of this crime, and detectives are not searching for any additional suspects. The motive for this tragedy is still being investigated, and anyone who may have information pertinent to the incident is asked to contact the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (916) 874-5115.
Print This Article
Placer County News HeadlinesPeople with Autism Especially VulnerablePerhaps like you, recently I read of an incident in Okeechobee, Florida, in which an 18-year-old man was recorded on video beating, choking, kicking, and holding a knife to the throat of a 16-year-old boy with autism.
54 Year Old Roseville Woman Killed with Own VehicleRoseville- 54-year-old Bernadette Ann Richardson was killed when her SUV rolled backwards as she was retrieving a bicycle from her 1997 Ford Explorer.
Photos: Napa Earthquake DamageWe recently had the opportunity to tour Napa following the magnitude 6.0 earthquake. The downtown area of Napa which contains many older buildings was hit especially hard.
California Senate Passes New Gun Violence BillCalifornia's state today passed the "Gun Violence Restraining Order (AB 1014)," legislation that would allow family members or law enforcement to petition a court
Laura's Law Implementation in Placer CountyPlacer County became the sixth county in California Tuesday to implement Laura's Law - a state statute that authorizes court-ordered assisted outpatient treatment of residents with severe
$22 Million Animal Services Center in Auburn Moves ForwardThe Placer County Board of Supervisors awarded a design-build contract on Tuesday that paves the way for construction of a long-planned Animal Services Center in North Auburn that
Autism in Girls Study Launched in CaliforniaAutism is far more common in boys than girls - affecting 1 in 54 boys and 1 in 252 girls - but little is known about biological differences between boys and girls with autism.
Sierra Shoot Out Water Polo Tournament in RocklinThe Sierra Shoot Out Water Polo tournament is back for another year at Sierra College. The junior college has hosted this high school tournament for over 20 years
What is Slowing the California Housing Recovery?Realtor, Julie Jalone of MagnumOne Realty in Roseville, writes about why the California and Sacramento housing markets are not expanding as fast as expected. Find out what Julie thinks is contributing to a slower real estate market.
Circus Vargas in Roseville this September Roseville,CA -- Get ready for the ultimate entertainment extravaganza for all ages as the circus comes to Roseville.
Hot Pink Fun Run in Downtown Roseville September 28thRegistration is now open for the 7th Annual Hot Pink Fun Run, a family-friendly run, walk and fun zone on Sunday, September 28, 2014.
Monty Python's Spamalot at Roseville TheaterSPAMALOT tells the legendary tale of King Arthur's quest to find the Holy Grail. However, diverting a bit from the true story, this hilarious musical