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Sonoma Sheriff's Department Makes Arrest In 2004 Jenner Homicide

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Jason Allen, left, with Lindsey Cutshall, right, at a white-water rafting camp in El Dorado County. They were both murdered in 2004 by whom the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department believes to be 38-year-old Shaun Gallon.

Sonoma Sheriff / Facebook

Homicide detectives in Sonoma County say they've solved a nearly 13-year-old double-murder cold case with ties to the Sacramento area.

In August of 2004, 26-year-old Jason Allen and 22-year-old Lindsey Cutshall were shot to death while sleeping on a beach near the town of Jenner on the Sonoma Coast.

The two had been working at a Christian white-water rafting camp in El Dorado County, and were on a three-day sight-seeing trip up the coast.

Detectives recently arrested 38-year-old Shaun Gallon of Forestville for the murder of his brother.

050517Shaun GallonShaun Gallon, 38, was arrested by the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department as a suspect in the 2004 Jenner double homicide case. There are no official motives or connections behind the double murder. Sonoma Sheriff / Facebook

Sonoma County Sheriff Steve Freitas says during questioning, investigators asked Gallon about the Jenner killings, because he had been a person of interest in that case for many years.

"He had information about the killings that no other person could have known and we have located evidence that corroborates his statement. Based on what detectives have been able to learn, we feel confident that we have Jason and Lindsey's killer in custody."

Gallon has not yet been charged with the crimes.

Freitas says his department will present a report to the Sonoma County District Attorney's Office soon.


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