Summer homicides remain unsolved |

Summer homicides remain unsolved

Tom Lotshaw

Two homicides in South Lake Tahoe this summer remain unsolved, with no arrests or criminal charges months after the killings.

“The cases are still under investigation. They are moving toward cold status but still actively being worked with leads to follow,” said South Lake Tahoe Police Lt. Brian Williams.

“Recently they have taken us out of town, far out of town, to Southern California, Central California.”

In late July, 28-year-old Julian Salvador Acevedo was stabbed to death in an early morning altercation near the intersection of Pioneer Trail and Lake Tahoe Boulevard.

In early August, Manpreet Ghuman Singh, 27, was shot and killed while working at a gas station on Highway 50.

The suspect, described as between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 10 inches and dressed in black with a mask over his face, entered the gas station and reportedly fled the store after shooting Singh in the upper torso. A customer reported finding Singh on the floor at about 11 p.m.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and district attorney’s office have been assisting in the investigations.

“The police department continues to appreciate the public’s understanding of our inability to release a lot of information because of the active nature of the cases,” Williams said.

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