2 Arrested After Elderly Woman Found Dead During Camping Trip in Tuolumne County

2 Arrested After Elderly Woman Found Dead During Camping Trip in Tuolumne County

TUOLUMNE COUNTY, Calif. —
Two men were arrested after a woman died when she was camping in Tuolumne County.

On Monday, Russell Lee Hedge filed a missing person report. He told the police that he took this woman camping in Herring Creek on December 3. He said she went missing during the camp trip.

The woman was missing for the whole night, but she was found dead in the morning. The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s office said this.

Detectives found out that the woman had many health problems. She couldn’t take care of herself. The detectives also learned that Hedge and Timothy Scott Hoblitt took her camping and left her alone the next day with no way to get home.

Investigators said that the next day, because of the cold, Hedge and Hoblitt were not able to find her.

Instead of calling the police, the suspects took all of her stuff and left. They found her phone and purse in Hedge’s home after they searched it with a warrant.

Hedge and Hoblitt were arrested for killing people by being mean. The woman’s identity and cause of death are not released.

If you were in the Herring Creek area between December 3 and December 6, please call Detective Donaldson at 209-694-2910.

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