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Man, 82, booked on murder charge in Nevada County

An 82-year-old man has been arrested in Nevada County on suspicion of murder.

Robert Lloyd Steuber was arrested by sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday after investigators found the body of 67-year-old Sandra Sue Lebarran in the master bedroom of a home in the 1100 block of Sierra Circle in Penn Valley.

Deputies were called to the home after dispatch received a call about 8:20 a.m. Tuesday from Cal Fire reporting a possible shooting at the residence.

When deputies and detectives did not get an answer at the door, officers entered the home to check on the welfare of the residents. There they found Steuber and the body of Lebarren, both of Penn Valley.

The cause of death has not been released, pending an autopsy. Steuber is a suspect in Lebarron’s death due to statements he made and evidence collected at the scene, according to a Nevada County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews