Roseville man who admitted to murder, had his sons body in his car, investigators say

UPDATE: Action News Now has learned that the body found in Hangud's car was his 20-year-old son.

Posted: Oct 14, 2019 6:08 PM
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 3:01 PM

UPDATE: 10:36 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18 - A Roseville man admitted to murdering four of his family members to police, one of those was his son.

The body found in Hangud's car outside the Mount Shasta Police Department was his 20-year-old son. Sheriff Jon Lopey told Action News Now it appears Hangud strangled his son with a ligature, while in the car, in Siskiyou County.

However, investigators are waiting for an official autopsy report by the Placer County Criminal Pathologist to confirm the cause of death.

Investigators found out later, that Hangud turned himself into Mount Shasta Police Department, with a male body in his car.

It is believed the suspect, after committing the criminal acts associated with the homicides in Roseville, engaged in a continuous series of criminal acts originating from that location and later terminating in Siskiyou County, according to investigators.


UPDATE 3:25 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 - Prosecutors say a man facing murder charges for allegedly killing four relatives in Northern California took their lives over a week in two counties.

They say the fourth killing happened Sunday in Siskiyou County, where Hangun drove Monday to the Mount Shasta police station with the body of an adult man in his car. Prosecutors say he confessed to the killings and was arrested.

The Placer County District Attorney's office said Hangud's arraignment Wednesday was continued to Oct. 25.


UPDATE 9:02 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 - The man who admitted to killing four family members to the Mt. Shasta Police Department on Monday is set to be arraigned in a Placer County Courthouse Wednesday at 1 p.m.

53-year-old Shanker Hangud is charged with four counts of murder.


UPDATE 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 - 53-year-old Shanker Hangud, a man who admitted to killing four people to the Mt. Shasta Police Department was identified Tuesday by Roseville police department.

The victims were family members of Hangud, two children and two adults. The identification of those victims will not be released, according to police.

The victims were killed over a few days time span, police said.

Two known crime scenes took place at Hangud's home and his car, according to investigators. The victim in Hangud's car was an east Indian adult male, no motive has been stated yet.

Investigators are still working to learn a timeline of the homicides. Within last week, Hangud left his home in Roseville with one male victim, traveled from Roseville to an unknown location in northern California, then ended up in Mt. Shasta, according to investigators.

Hangud was booked into the Placer County Jail.


UPDATE 6:22 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14 -  There was a male subject who walked into the police station lobby at noon on Monday and reported that he killed four people, according to Mt. Shasta Police Department. 

The adult male claimed to have murdered individuals at his residence in Roseville. 

Officers were dispatched to an apartment complex in the 1800 block of Junction Blvd. in Roseville and confirmed, three additional victims were found deceased at the scene.

The suspect said that one of the possible victims was inside his vehicle at the Mt. Shasta Police Department and other victims were at an apartment in Roseville.

At this time, police believe the suspect and victims are known to each other. Police did not identify the suspect or victims.

Action News Now is working to learn the latest developments.


ROSEVILLE, Calif. - The Roseville Police Department is investigating multiple homicides in Roseville, as well as one victim being found in a car at the Mount Shasta Police Department in Siskiyou County.

Officers say they have a suspect in custody.

There are a total of three victims in Roseville. 

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