Sacramento—He was shot to death on a Sacramento County road more than three years ago. Investigators now say they may be a step closer to finding out who killed Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputy Jeff Mitchell.
During a news conference Monday afternoon, Detective Tony Turnbull revealed, "Through interviews, through interpretation of the scene, we think strongly that this white van is connected." He's talking about the suspicious van the Deputy pulled over the morning of October 27, 2006. That's when Deputy Mitchell was shot in the head. The white van was found 11 hours later. Inside, authorities found the bodies of Allan Shubert and Nicole Welch. The coroner said the two died of carbon monoxide poisoning. They've been ruled out in the death of Deputy Mitchell and Detective Turnbull believes they didn't die in the river. He says, "It was a possible cover up of Welch and Shubert's death when Deputy Mitchell came across the van." He even believes the deaths were accidental, but says what happened after the fact was suspicious.
There is a $100,000 reward being offered for any information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case. If you know anything, call 916-874-4432.