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Crime Q&A: Any updates in case of woman found dead in river near Isleton?

Q: Have the circumstances of Emilina Quintero’s death been resolved? Has anyone been arrested for her death? Her body was found in the Sacramento River in September and determined to be a homicide.

Mary, Sacramento

A: No arrests have been made in the death of 30-year-old Emilina Quintero of West Sacramento, but Sgt. Shaun Hampton, Sacramento County sheriff’s spokesman, said, “It is very much an open case.”

Sheriff’s deputies responded Sept. 4, 2017, to a call from a fisherman saying he had found a woman in the water. The sheriff’s Marine Enforcement Detail and emergency crews recovered the body near Isleton.

“At this time, we know it is a homicide, but we are not disclosing the method or manner of death,” Hampton said.

Investigators, he said, are actively seeking a resolution to the case.

Q: What happened in the Steven Rathbun shooting over the Labor Day weekend in 2016? I know he died. Was anyone arrested?

Erin, Sacramento

A: A Sacramento County jury in December found Dean HolmesCQ guilty of second-degree murder in the Sept. 4, 2016 shooting death of 57-year-old Steven RathbunCQ in Sacramento’s Del Paso Heights area.

Holmes, 54, was sentenced Jan. 19 to 15 years to life in state prison, according to Sacramento Superior Court records available online. He currently is at Deuel Vocational Institution in Tracy.

Sacramento police found Rathbun in the 3700 block of Ivy Street. He had been shot and was transported to an area hospital, where he died three days later.

Holmes was subsequently taken into custody in San Francisco by Sacramento police detectives.

Cathy Locke

Sacto 911 handles questions about cases in the region. Submit your questions at http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article2813749.html.



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