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  1. #1
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    Jan 2004

    CA - Woman & two teens found dead in burned car, Magalia, 12 June 2013


    MAGALIA, Calif. (AP) — A 72-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and arson in the slayings of three people whose bodies were found inside a burning car in rural Northern California, authorities said on Thursday.

    Donald Clark, from the Centerville area of Butte County, was taken into custody after authorities served search warrants on Wednesday, according to the Butte County Sheriff's Office...........

    The burning green 2000 Acura TL, which had been reported stolen to Sacramento police, was discovered June 13 in Magalia, which is about 90 miles north of Sacramento. Two bodies were in the trunk and a third was in the backseat, sheriff's officials said......more.....

    I thought there was a thread on this but can't find it... please merge if necessary....

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  2. #2
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    Mar 2010
    BC by da beach
    Well --one of the people was not welcome on the property(for stealing) -the unwelcome person stole a car, picked up a couple of other people-and went to the property --maybe they did'nt plan on it being a friendly visit.

    Quote: ”He didn't curse, he didn't smoke, he didn't drink and he did not steal. And he did not tolerate bad behavior from other people.”


    he seems to be respected in the community JMO MOO

  3. #3
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    Sep 2009
    I don't know what they plan or didn't plan to do. But burning their bodies in a car doesn't seem justifiable, any way I look at it.
    Just my opinion

  4. #4
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    Mar 2010
    BC by da beach
    True, i don't think the burning was wise. But JMO i feel he was reacting to a situation and did'nt think it out,

  5. #5
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    Sep 2011
    It says the 17-year old Jones and family knew Clark and the teen had spent the past three summers on Clark's property. Could be death penalty case since there are multiple murders.


    According to Ramsey, investigators believe Jones was joined by Roland and Colleen Lowe in driving to Clark's property on June 11. Their trip in a green 2000 Acura TL — reportedly stolen that day from Sacramento — was extended because they got lost. Ramsey said there was surveillance video of the trio in Shasta County.

    On June 12, they parked on the 14000 block of Centerville Road and walked toward Clark's residence. Ramsey said Clark used a 12-gauge pump shotgun to fire on the three as they approached his residence. Two people suffered frontal shots while one was shot in the side.

  6. #6
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    Apr 2013
    From June 2014:


    Exactly one year after three bodies were discovered in a burned car on the Paradise ridge, a Butte Creek Canyon man was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole for their murders...

    A jury convicted Clark for his actions May 16. The defendant was convicted of first-degree murder for the deaths of Colleen and Roland Lowe, second-degree murder for Jones' death, and arson.

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