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Knife Found in El Dorado Hills Murder

1:42 PM, Jun 26, 2009   |    comments
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PLACERVILLE, CA - Details of a search warrant obtained on the house of murder victim Joanne Witt reveals evidence that detectives collected from the crime scene. 

A butcher knife from the kitchen sink, a letter from "Boston", a pregnancy test, and a towel with possible blood evidence were among the items seized by El Dorado County sheriff's detectives.

The search warrant was signed June 15, the same day JoAnne Witt, 47, was found stabbed to death in the master bedroom of her El Dorado Hills home.

Witt's daughter, Tylar, 14, and her boyfriend, Steven Colver, 19, have both been charged in the murder. Tylar Witt is currently being held at El Dorado County Juvenile Hall while Colver is in custody at the county main jail.

The three-page search warrant also shows detectives seized computers, bedding, and a camera from the Witt residence.

Previous documents show Joanne Witt's body was discovered on her bed with a bloody impression of a knife next to her.

On June 16, Tylar Witt and Colver were arrested at a San Bruno strip mall. Police believe the pair had planned to kill themselves after spending the night at a San Francisco hotel where they found a suicide note and rat poison mixed with cereal in purple bowls.

Authorities are looking into the Tylar's relationship with Colver as a possible motive for the crime. Friends say Joanne Witt was  upset that her daughter was having sexual relations with Colver and wanted to press charges against him.

Tylar Witt is due back in court next month; Colver on Aug. 3.

 

The Associated Press

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