Flowers and a note — "In Memory of Claudia and Chip: may they rest in peace" — adorn a utility pole in front of Claudia Maupin and Oliver "Chip" Northup's home on Cowell Boulevard in South Davis. The couple were stabbed to death sometime over the weekend; police discovered their bodies Sunday evening. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo
Members of the Putah Creek Crawdads, photographed at a performance Saturday at the Davis Farmers Market, are, from left, Kate Laddish, Cap Thomson, John Rominger, Wayne Ginsburg, Ray Coppock, Oliver “Chip” Northup and Marc Faye. Courtesy photo
Oliver “Chip” Northup, 87, and his wife of 15 years, Claudia Maupin, 76, pose for a formal portrait. As many as 50 law enforcement officers from local, county, state and federal agencies are offering help to the Davis Police Department as it investigates the couple's brutal slayings. Courtesy photo

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