North Tahoe stabbing death case: Investigators leaning toward arrest |

North Tahoe stabbing death case: Investigators leaning toward arrest

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. – An arrest could happen after the new year in the October stabbing death of a 73-year-old Lake Tahoe man, a Washoe County Sheriff’s Office sergeant said Wednesday.

Sgt. Greg Herrera said county investigators are carefully compiling relevant materials and awaiting various test results and documentation before moving forward.

“This is a unique case,” Herrera said. “The investigation has proceeded differently in terms of not making an immediate arrest.”

According to previous reports, the Oct. 5 incident left Charles Baymiller, 73, dead and his wife, Mary Baymiller, 72, in intensive care at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno for nearly a month with multiple stabbing injuries, after an apparent altercation at the couple’s Lakeshore Boulevard home in Incline Village.

Herrera said detectives are working with the Washoe County District Attorney’s office. He did not release a timeline for a potential arrest but did say he does not anticipate changes in the case’s status until after the holiday season.

Herrera confirmed in a November interview that multiple kitchen-type knives were used in the incident, and it was previously reported Charles Baymiller’s wounds did not appear self-inflicted.

County investigators launched a homicide investigation shortly after Mary Baymiller’s release from the hospital, Herrera said, to determine if she had any involvement in her husband’s death.

Herrera stressed investigators do not believe the incident was a random act.

“Investigators do not believe somebody else was involved,” he said.

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