Placerville Police Check Possible Link to Calaveras Child Slaying

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Police are trying to determine if there's a link between a man arrested after he allegedly broke into an apartment in Placerville and tried to kidnap a toddler, and the killing of an 8-year-old girl about 45 miles away in Calaveras County.

The Sacramento Bee reports police arrested 44-year-old Jason Wryrynen after getting a call around 8 a.m. Tuesday that he had entered the apartment and tried to take a 15-month-old girl from her mother.

The newspaper says Wryrynen had tried to take the girl by force, but that the mother was able to wrestle her daughter away and struggled with Wryrynen until police arrived.

Placerville police Capt. Mike Scott says there is "no confirmed nexus to the Calaveras County case" but Placerville officers are in communication with Calaveras County law enforcement officials.

A DNA sample also has been collected from Wryrynen.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 205505061 - kolotv.com/a?a=205505061