Slain woman’s car found in Northern California

Police still seek a man who lived on the Camano property where the woman was found beheaded.

CAMANO ISLAND — A car belonging to a woman found killed on Camano Island early this month has been found abandoned along I-5 in Northern California, the Island County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.

A Honda that had belonged to Katherine Cunningham, 26, was impounded by California Highway Patrol near Yreka, California. It will be brought back to Island County for processing, the sheriff’s office said.

Cunningham’s body was found the afternoon of March 3, on undeveloped land off Tamarack Lane. She had been beheaded.

Detectives want to talk with Jacob Gonzales, 33, who lived in a trailer on the property. Officials say a makeshift bunker was found dug into a hillside on the property. It was stocked with guns and ammunition.

Island County prosecutors have charged Gonzales with motor vehicle theft and five counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, the sheriff’s office said in a press release. He is now being sought on an arrest warrant with bail set at $1 million. Gonzales was banned from possessing firearms after being convicted of exhibiting gross negligence while shooting a gun at his former home in Los Banos, California. The incident resulted in the SWAT team being called to his neighborhood.

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