UPDATE 6:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 - The Oct. 17 autopsy ruled the cause of death for both women to be one or more gunshot wounds with the manner of death to be homicide.
“The department’s Major Crimes Unit detectives have been working diligently this week to solve this case. Evidence was recovered and leads have been developed but we still have a lot of work to do on this case," said Sheriff Jon Lopey. "Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the SCSO’s 24-hour Dispatch Center at (530) 841-2900.”
UPDATE 2:26 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 - The two women who were shot and killed on Monday have been identified by police.
81-year-old Mor Hang of Dorris, and 49-year-old Rosey Vang, both had a previous address in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
An illegal pot grow site was located at the scene, and harvested cannabis product was found at the site. However, investigators said it is unknown if the attack is drug-related.
“An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday, October 17," Sheriff Jon Lopey said in a press release. "Which will provide additional information to investigators and help to affirm the causes and manners of death in this case. On behalf of the SCSO family, our thoughts and prayers are extended to the victims, their family members, and friends."
SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. - Siskiyou Sheriff's Office is investigating a double homicide that occurred Monday at 2:05 a.m. in Siskiyou county, near Dorris.
Siskiyou deputies responded to a call of a possible robbery involving a shooting in the Dorris area.
The CHP originally received an emergency 911 call that reported two people were shot during a robbery in the area of Big Stump and Dorris-Brownell Road, a rural isolated area located 3 miles northwest of the City of Dorris.
Authorities found two women that had been shot and killed in the area of Hilltop and Buckhorn Flat roads in the Pleasant Valley Highlands.
An extensive investigation at the location is currently underway. Detectives are interviewing two reported associates of the decedents but no suspects have been found.
“Since a firearm was used during what appears to be a deliberate and callous attack against those occupying the property, we are urging anyone with information about this incident to contact the SCSO 24-hour Dispatch Center at 530-841-2900," According to Sheriff Jon Lopey. "There is a good chance someone heard something or saw something that could be useful to investigators working this case. On behalf of the SCSO and its members, our thoughts and prayers are extended to the victims, their family members, and friends. An autopsy will be conducted this week to help detectives confirm the causes and manners of death in this tragic case.”
Action News Now will continue to update as the latest developments become available.