Grass Valley teen arrested in San Francisco stabbing death
July 25, 2013
A third suspect, a 17-year-old Grass Valley boy, has been arrested in connection with the brutal stabbing death of a Bear River High School graduate.
Auburn resident Cameron Myers, 20, was found in the Hunters Point district of San Francisco after police officers responded to a report of a man screaming at about 1:45 a.m. May 15.
Myers was located near the waterfront with multiple stab wounds, according to a spokesman from the San Francisco Police Department. He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where he later died.
San Francisco detectives developed leads in the case that brought them to Nevada County, said department spokesman Albie Esparza.
They arrested a 15-year-old Nevada County boy May 19 on suspicion of murder; he has since been extradited to San Francisco.
A second suspect, Drew Zamora, 24, was arrested in Las Vegas May 21.
Zamora was charged June 13 with one count of murder, said a spokeswoman from the San Francisco County District Attorney's Office. He has pleaded not guilty and is set for a pre-trial conference Aug. 15.
No information was available as to whether either of the juveniles would be charged as adults in the case. A police spokesman also could not comment as of press time on whether any other suspects were still being sought.
Nevada County Sheriff's detectives reportedly had been looking for the third suspect for a while and tracked him down Tuesday evening in Grass Valley, Sheriff Keith Royal said.
A be-on-the-lookout advisory was issued earlier this month for the teen, who had last been heard from June 20.
Detectives were checking Ophir and Bennett streets in Grass Valley at about 5 p.m. because they had information he was in the area, Royal said.
"They saw him walking on the street," he said.
"He tried to run but gave up."
The boy was arrested without any further incident and transported to juvenile hall, Royal said, adding he also had a no-bail warrant from Sacramento County for obstruction of justice.
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