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Placerville Couple Found Dead In Home ID’d

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On Thursday, authorities identified the elderly man and woman who were found dead in their home in Placerville.

Gene Bunch, 83, and Barbara Dozier, 85, were both found on Tuesday on the 3300 block of Gold Nugget Court, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department.

Initial reports from deputies said that there was a reported assault with a deadly weapon.  Deputies who responded to the scene found that both Bunch and Dozier died from gunshot wounds.

Bunch and Dozier were not married but have been living together for years.

Investigators are trying to determine what happened and are not ruling out any possibilities including murder suicide.

Investigators also said that they do not believe there is any outstanding threat to public safety.




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