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Update: Sutter Homicide

Sunday, August 1, 2010 5:30 PM


For Immediate Release:

The Sutter County Sheriff’s Department has developed sufficient evidence and has arrested Joseph Hayden Simlick, 21 years old, for the murders of Jack and Susan Martin.
The couple was found dead early Friday after fire crews put out a fire at their home on Mulberry Street in Sutter.

Anyone with information regarding the circumstances of this case are urged to call Sutter County Sheriff’s Detectives at (530) 822-7307 or “Leave a Tip” on the Sheriff’s website at

Contact and Telephone Number:

Captain Lewis McElfresh
(530) 822-7307



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