Q: I’m hoping you can find out the disposition of a murder in February of a high school friend, Toby Beaver, in Isleton over what was suspected to be a dispute over drugs. What happened to the case?
A: The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department reported that Hallie Jay Beaver, 79, was shot to death by a neighbor the afternoon of Feb. 15 at his home in the 600 block of West Tyler Island Bridge Road in Isleton.
Sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Lisa Bowman said no one has been arrested in the case. It was investigated by the sheriff’s homicide bureau and turned over to the District Attorney’s Office for review and consideration for prosecution. She noted that a suspect has never been publicly named in the case.
According to a story February in The Sacramento Bee, sheriff’s officials said Beaver and the suspect had been involved in a dispute before the shooting.