Teen charged with murdering family
The foundation is all that remains of a fire-razed cabin in Greenwood where three members of the Buchanan family were found deceased Sept. 13. Democrat photo by Rebecca Murphy
Nolan Buchanan, 16, of Benicia was arrested on Oct. 1 and charged with murder for allegedly killing his family — his father Adam Buchanan, 38, Adam's fiancée Molly McAfee, 37, and their son Gavin Buchanan, 8.
On Sept. 13, a 10-acre wild-land fire burned surrounding property and the Buchanan family cabin in El Dorado County. Sheriff's deputies and Cal Fire responded to the scene, discovering the possible remains of two human bodies located in the burnt residence at 4646 Highway 193 in Greenwood. An arson task force appointed by the DA and El Dorado Sheriff's officials began an arson/homicide investigation. Continue Reading