MT. SHASTA, Calif. – Police in Mt. Shasta, California were shocked when a suspect showed up at the department to turn himself in for multiple murders… and brought one of the bodies along for the ride.
The man, identified by law enforcement officials as Shankar Hangud, 53, reportedly drove more than 200 miles from his home in order to confess to his crimes, according to a report from Fox.
Police say that Hangud confessed to killing four people inside of his Roseville, California apartment. He then told Mt. Shasta officers that he actually had one of his victims out inside of the car that he drove.
Back up for a moment.
That means he traveled more than 200 miles while a dead body rode along with him.
Okay, just had to make sure we’re all on the same page here.
Investigators believe that all four murder victims were related to 53-year-old Shankar Nagappa Hangud. Two of them were adults and two were juveniles, although Cpt. Simon could not yet go into detail about their names and ages pending an autopsy.https://t.co/pWzcXHnNkJ
— Andryanna Sheppard (@AndryannaTV) October 15, 2019
Officers quickly took the man into custody while they attempted to verify the validity of his claims. Once they located the deceased victim inside of his car in the parking lot, they knew that he wasn’t messing around.
Authorities say that they then dispatched a team to the man’s apartment in Roseville, located in the 1800 block of Junction Blvd, Fox said.
Inside the residence, they discovered Hangud’s other three victims.
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Roseville police have taken over the investigation. While they have not released the identity of the victims, they did confirm that it was not a random attack — the suspect and the victims were “known to each other,” the department’s news release noted, causing speculation that the man may have killed members of his own family.
Police say that two of the victims were minors and two were adults.
Police say they believe Hangud is the only suspect but they do need help with the timeline. In the last week Hangud drove from Roseville to Mt. Shasta w/ an adult male victim in his car. @RSVL_Police ask anyone who saw them to call. @FOX40 pic.twitter.com/iWrattK6Ec
— Karma Dickerson (@karmadfox40) October 15, 2019
Roseville police Capt. Josh Simon said they’re not used to having any sort of crime this heinous in the small California town.
“Nothing comes to my mind that I can think back and remember anything of this magnitude happening in the city of Roseville,” Simon said.
Simon did not release information about how Hangud had killed his victims, but indicated that there were no present firearms inside his home or on his person when he turned himself in to Mt. Shasta authorities.
“I don’t have any knowledge that there were any firearms located at any of the crime scenes,” Simon said.
The investigation into the quadruple homicide is ongoing.
“The sole suspect involved in this incident is in custody and we do not believe there is any ongoing threat to our community,” Simon concluded.