Summary: lead investigator in the 1993 Polly Klaas kidnapping and murder case who was a sergeant with the Petaluma (California) Police Department when he and an FBI agent obtained a videotaped statement from Richard Allen Davis confessing that he had abducted and strangled the 12-year-old girl, but Davis is still on death row at San Quentin Prison after being convicted of first-degree murder with special circumstances and other charges in the case in 1996.
Cause of Death: Pancreatic cancer
Born: April 25, 1954
Died: November 23, 2009
Location: Kelseyville, California