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Teen arrested in death of Bear River grad

Liz Kellar
Staff Writer

A 15-year-old Nevada County boy has been arrested in 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 at about 1:45 a.m., May 15, to a report of a man screaming.

Myers was located near the waterfront with multiple stab wounds, according to a spokesman from the police department. He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where he later died.

San Francisco police detectives developed leads in the case that brought them to Nevada County Saturday, said department spokesman Albie Esparza.

The interviews they conducted led them to arrest the boy at 2 a.m. Sunday, Esparza said. He was booked on suspicion of murder at Juvenile Hall.

“They’re looking to extradite him to San Francisco County,” Esparza said, adding that it would be up to that county’s District Attorney as to whether he would be tried as an adult.

Esparza would not comment as to whether more arrests were in the works, saying Myers’ murder remains an active investigation.

A friend of Myers told The Union last week she had spent the day with him May 14 but that he had left around 6 p.m.

She said didn’t know what took Myers to the Hunters Point area, calling him “the most incredible friend anyone could ever ask for.”

To contact City Editor Liz Kellar, email lkellar@theunion.com or call 530-477-4229.

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