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Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Was anyone charged in fatal 2012 boating collision on Englebright Lake?

Published: Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 - 9:01 pm

In September 2012, Cynthia and Sophie Peterlin were killed by an alleged drunk boater at Englebright Lake. Have charges ever been filed?

– Jane, Sacramento

Jeffrey Joel Sandow of Auburn is in Yuba County Jail awaiting trial in the deaths of a mother and daughter, Cynthia and Sophie Peterlin of Penn Valley.

Sandow, 55, was piloting a boat that collided with a boat in which the Peterlins were riding on Sept. 15, 2012.

According to the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department’s inmate information website, he is being held in lieu of $1 million bail.

Sandow is charged with second-degree murder, vehicular manslaughter with a DUI enhancement and driving a watercraft causing great bodily injury.

Cynthia Peterlin, 42, and her 12-year-old daughter, Sophie, were killed in the late-afternoon collision, and husband and father Paul Peterlin was injured, as was one of two passengers in Sandow’s boat.


Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.

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