City of Sacramento Police Department

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For Immediate Release No. 20111231-215
Saturday, December 31, 2011

Sacramento Murder Suspect Arrested in Reno

The Sacramento Police Department is investigating the murder of 53-year-old David Pare.

On December 30, 2011 at approximately 9:05 a.m., police received a call regarding a welfare check at a business in the 6200 block of Sky Creek Drive.  Officers were advised that 29-year-old suspect, Adam Gordon and victim, David Pare got into a physical altercation the night prior. Both were known to each other and it was believed that Pare was possibly injured.  When officers checked inside the business they discovered the victim deceased and the suspect gone.  It appeared the victim did not die of natural causes.

Homicide Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene.  The victim's vehicle was missing and was thought to be driven by Gordon.  Later that afternoon, police received a call from family members in Reno, Nevada advising Gordon was at their home.  Officers from the Reno Police Department responded and located Gordon driving the victim's vehicle along the highway.  Gordon was pulled over and taken into custody.  At this time Gordon is currently awaiting extradition to California.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information.  Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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