PINE GROVE (CBS13) – Authorities have arrested a wanted Amador County homicide suspect who was tracked to the North Shore area of Lake Tahoe.

The Amador County Sheriff’s Office says, back on New Year’s Day, they got a call from a woman who was concerned for her husband’s welfare. She said that he had flown home that morning to check on their son, 20-year-old Sean Purdy.

After not hearing from her husband – 52-year-old Lance Purdy – for a while, she started to worry.

Further, a neighbor reportedly saw Sean leaving the home in a hurry. That neighbor also found a lot of blood in and around the home.

Deputies soon responded and found a homicide scene.

An arrest warrant was issued for Sean. Investigators were able to track his cellphone to the North Shore area and, early Thursday morning, Washoe County deputies reportedly spotted Sean at an Incline Village convenience store, but he was able to escape.

Later Thursday, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office announced that Sean had been arrested.

Amador County authorities say, while they have enough evidence to suspect a homicide has taken place, they are still looking for the whereabouts of Lance Purdy.

  1. cuaresma44 says:

    I wouldn’t imagine this…but this young man lived right down the street from me in Pine Grove. People in the past couple of weeks, here in Amador County, are not stop buzzing about this horrible situation. That’s Amador, full of gossip, where nearly everybody knows each other , practically.

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