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Yuba County Sheriff Detectives have arrested two suspects for the alleged murder of 60-year-old Robert Mendoza of Lincoln, who was found deceased down an embankment in the Spenceville Wildlife Area on Friday 11/26/2021. Eric Olsen, age 61 and Carl Olsen, age 59, both of Lincoln, have been booked into the Yuba County Jail on no bail warrants for Homicide.

On 12-02-21, YCSO Investigators along with Placer County Sheriff’s SET Team executed a search warrant at Mendoza’s residence in the 1400 block of Hungry Hollow Rd in Lincoln. Detectives determined two additional men associated with the property, brothers Carl and Eric Olsen, were involved in the homicide of Robert Mendoza.

After further investigation, Carl Olsen was arrested during a traffic stop in Lincoln on 12/14/21 and Yuba County Sheriff’s Detectives obtained another search warrant for the Hungry Hollow Rd property. With the assistance of both the Placer County SET Team and Yuba County Sheriff’s SWAT team, the search warrant was served and Eric Olsen was arrested at the property. The investigation remains active and on-going. Anyone with knowledge of the incident is asked to contact the Yuba County Sheriff’s Investigations Unit at 530-749- 7777 or the anonymous tipline at 530-749-5181.

Original Release 11/29/21: Coroner’s Investigation – Suspicious Death

Wheatland, Ca. – Yuba County Sheriff Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an unidentified man that was found deceased at the bottom of an embankment along the side of Spenceville Rd near the Nevada-Yuba County border on Friday morning 11/26/2021.