Press Release From Trinity Sheriff's Dept. Adds Important Information
UPDATE: According to a new story in the Record Searchlight, “Trinity County Supervisor Roger Jaegel said Jim Gund was a former county road worker. Norma Gund is a bus driver for the local school district, Jaegel said.”
The following press release sheds some crucial light on the events leading up to the Gunds’ being attacked.
The Trinity County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the following information in order to clarify some mis-representations that have been release by the media.
On March 13, 2011 a Trinity County Sheriff’s Deputy was dispatched to a 911 hang-up in a rural timbered location in Kettenpom. While en-route to Kettenpom the Sheriff’s Deputy obtained and called the cell phone number from which the 911 call had been placed to obtain more information from the caller.
The Deputy learned that the number belonged to a Kristine. The Deputy was unfamiliar with Kristine and the location where she was calling from. The Deputy knew the Gund’s as members of the Kettenpom community and knew they lived in the area.
The Deputy called the Gund house and talked with Norma Gund. He advised Mrs. Gund that he was responding to a 911 call received from a Kristine. The Deputy asked Mrs. Gund if she
knew a Kristine and where she might live. Mrs. Gund said she knew Kristine and how to get to her residence. The Deputy asked Mrs. Gund if she could see Kristine’s residence from a safe
distance. The Deputy was under the impression that Mrs. Gund could see Kristine’s residence from her house. The Deputy advised Mrs. Gund to not go to Kristine’s residence but to call if she saw any suspicious vehicles or persons of interest coming from Kristine’s residence. The Deputy gave Mrs. Gund their cell phone number to call if she saw anything. At no time was Mrs. Gund was instructed to go to Kristine’s residence. Nor would the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office ever send a citizen to perform a Deputy’s job.
IMPORTANT: According to the Willits News, “While the authorities have been reluctant to release further information, they have made it clear they believe Gouverneur committed the stabbings and are not looking for anyone else for the crimes.”
Map from here.