[UPDATE] Homicide, Robbery and Possible Abduction of a Woman and Child Near Laytonville Today
A woman and a child may have been abducted during the course of an armed robbery and a marijuana related homicide near Laytonville. We are working on gathering details but we know that one person was found dead near the Hog Farm north of
Leggett Laytonville. And we know that at 9:49 p.m., law enforcement issued a BOLO on the Mendocino scanner.
The announcement says,
BOLO for a possible abduction authority of MCSO.[inaudible Ukiah]..BOLO for a possible abduction authority of MCSO. Stop, use caution, and advise. A homicide that occurred earlier in Laytonville area. The victim vehicle and the suspect vehicle both left the scene. The victim vehicle is a blue 2015 VW Golf with a Virginia [inaudible] of VHR5611. The vehicle has a sticker with two lightning bolts on the gas cap. [Edited to preserve privacy of possible victim female and male juvenile] The suspect vehicle is a white Toyota Camry. It is unknown if suspects are with the victim. Suspects may be in possession of a knife as well. It is also unknown at this time if an abduction actually took place. [Edit: The missing adult female] is a person of interest as possibly either a victim or a witness of a marijuana related homicide and 211 [Robbery].
Rumors began trickling in this afternoon that a homicide had occurred. The Mendocino Voice’s Adrian Baumann began working with us to learn what had happened. Mendocino Sports Plus assisted also.
Baumann put together the timeline of the story which includes more details. Click here to go to the story on the Mendocino Voice.