Crime, Fire + Courts

Police explore links between Davis, Calaveras County slayings

By From page A5 | May 09, 2013

The ongoing investigation into last month’s double homicide in South Davis recently had Davis police detectives looking to Calaveras County for possible answers.

Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the April 27 stabbing death of 8-year-old Leila Fowler occurred close enough in time and location to the fatal stabbings of Oliver “Chip” Northup and Claudia Maupin that investigators thought there might be a link between the two horrific crimes.

However, “at this point it looks like there’s no connection that we’ve been able to establish,” Glasgow said Tuesday. Leila’s murder, which occurred in her family’s Valley Springs home, also remains unsolved.

Longtime attorney Northup, 87, and Maupin, his 76-year-old wife, were found dead at about 9:30 p.m. April 14 in their Cowell Boulevard condominium, which police said showed signs of forced entry. Like Leila, both had died of multiple stab wounds.

Multiple agencies including the FBI, California Department of Justice and other regional police agencies continue to assist in the investigation.

The Davis Police Department also continues to operate a special tip line — 530-747-5439 — for the public to report any information that might be related to the homicides.

— Reach Lauren Keene at [email protected] or 530-747-8048. Follow her on Twitter at @laurenkeene

Lauren Keene

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