Santa Rosa police released today the names of the two victims found dead in their homes Saturday in an apparent double homicide.
Dale Robert Carlson’s body was discovered just before 11 a.m. when officers responded to call about an injured person at a home in the 2600 block of Valley Center Drive near the Montgomery Village shopping center, Santa Rosa police Sgt. Josh Ludtke said. Less than two hours later in a house on the west side of town, Ludtke said officers found the body of Jessica Noel Carlson, the 57-year-old man’s daughter-in-law.
She was married to Dalton Carlson, who remains a person of interest in the case, Ludtke said on Sunday.
Dalton Carlson, 32, was arrested earlier on Friday on unrelated drug charges at the west side home, located in the 1500 block of Glenbrook Drive — a residential area near West Third Street and Stony Point Road. He also was suspected of violating a protective order, which Jessica Carlson, 37, had filed against him, Ludtke said.
“We’ve working around the clock. We’re trying to determine whether or not he’s responsible for these homicides and what the motives are,” Ludtke said.
Ludtke said police are continuing to process the crime scenes, which he described as “violent.” He said it still remains unclear when and how the victims died.
“We’re trying to determine a timeline,” he said.
Shortly after discovering Dale Carlson’s body on Saturday, police spotted his silver Hyundai sedan in the area of Glenbrook Drive and Heather Drive, close to his daughter-in-law’s house. However, it was a resident who notified police about Jessica Carlson’s death after discovery her body.
Ludtke previously said it was possible that the woman already was dead inside the single-family home when officers arrested Dalton Carlson on Friday. However, police at that time had no reason to suspect he’d been inside the house and were unable to gain entry, he said.
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