Person of interest in Diamond Springs homicide found dead

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EL DORADO COUNTY, Calif. (KTXL) — The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office said a person of interest in a homicide was found dead early Wednesday morning in Diamond Springs.

Just before 3 a.m., deputies were called to Fowler Lane, near Pleasant Valley Road, where El Dorado County Sheriff’s Sgt. Eric Palmberg said a male was lying on the roadside. 

Deputies pronounced him dead at the scene.

Sgt. Palmberg said the male has since been identified as a person of interest in the death of 63-year-old Jeanie Cilley.

Cilley was found dead on July 9 at the person of interest’s home, roughly a block away from Wednesday’s scene. Investigators later learned Cilley had been killed by someone.

“He was a resident of the location where the homicide occurred. He was a person of interest in that case,” Sgt. Palmberg said. “That’s all the information I can release on that at this time.” 

The sheriff’s office has not said how Cilley was killed nor how the person of interest died.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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