THE REMAINS of the house on Rose Lane that burned down on March 7 is shown in this file photo. The bodies of the women found inside were the result of a murder-suicide. Democrat file photo


Murder-suicide cause of death of two Placerville women

By From page A1 | April 28, 2014

The deaths of two Placerville women whose bodies were found during a house fire has been ruled a murder-suicide.

Crystal Ward and Carolyn Hague were found with gunshot wounds to the head after an initial call of a structure fire brought emergency personnel to the Ass-Pen donkey ranch at 1680 Rose Lane on March 7. The deaths, according to an El Dorado County Sheriff’s press release, have been ruled as a murder-suicide.

The EDSO Investigations section determined that Ward shot Hague before setting the house on fire with flammable liquids. She then turned the weapon on herself.

Cole Mayer

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