California lobbyists found dead in Loomis home after man shot by Placer County deputies

Two bodies were found in a Loomis home after a daylong investigation on Monday ended with Placer County sheriff’s deputies shooting a suspect, according to authorities. The two people who were killed were identified Tuesday by the Golden State Bail Agents Association as lobbyist Kathryn Lynch and her boyfriend Jerry Upholt. KCRA 3 has confirmed that Lynch lived at the home on Lake Forest Drive. Upholt was also a registered lobbyist, according to the California secretary of state’s website. Deputies were near Lake Forest Drive north of Folsom Lake around 10 a.m. on Monday investigating what the Placer County Sheriff’s Office described as “suspicious circumstances.” Around 6 pm, deputies spotted a person run from home, they said. The sheriff’s office said he appeared to have a handgun and did not follow any of the deputies’ commands. The deputies shot him afterwards. Lt. Nelson Resendes, an investigator with the sheriff’s office, said it’s not known whether the man threatened deputies with the handgun.He was sent to the hospital and is expected to survive, the sheriff’s office said. No deputies were hurt.The South Placer Fire District originally indicated in a Facebook post that deputies were at the scene of a standoff, but new information from the sheriff’s office on Tuesday clarified that there was never a standoff.The sheriff’s office confirmed on Tuesday that two bodies were found in the house and that “there is a connection with the suspect.” Resendes said deputies went to that home for a welfare check because the people who lived in that home hadn’t been heard from for days by friends and family . There were no responses by anyone from the home after deputies knocked on doors and made loud announcements that they were outside the home.Lynch was the founder of the lobbying firm Lynch & Associates whose clients included business and trade associations, nonprofits and education interests, according to the firm’s website. The Golden State Bail Agents Association, one of Lynch’s clients, described her as a “brilliant lobbyist.” “Our hearts and deepest condolences go out to their family and friends. Kathy was a brilliant lobbyist and her devotion to her profession and the government institution was second to none,” the statement said. “We are greatly honored to have worked with her and to have her as part of our family.” Other recent clients of Lynch’s included the California Language Teacher’s Association, Plug In America, Animal Pest Management Services, Inc. and more.

Two bodies were found in a Loomis home after a daylong investigation on Monday ended with Placer County sheriff’s deputies shooting a suspect, according to authorities.

The two people who were killed were identified Tuesday by the Golden State Bail Agents Association as lobbyist Kathryn Lynch and her boyfriend Jerry Upholt.

KCRA 3 has confirmed that Lynch lived at the home on Lake Forest Drive. Upholt was also a registered lobbyist, according to the California secretary of state’s website.

Deputies were near Lake Forest Drive north of Folsom Lake around 10 a.m. on Monday investigating what the Placer County Sheriff’s Office described as “suspicious circumstances.” Around 6 pm, deputies spotted a person run from home, they said.

The sheriff’s office said he appeared to have a handgun and did not follow any of the deputies’ commands. The deputies shot him afterwards. Lt. Nelson Resendes, an investigator with the sheriff’s office, said it’s not known whether the man threatened deputies with the handgun.

He was sent to the hospital and is expected to survive, the sheriff’s office said. No deputies were hurt.

The South Placer Fire District originally indicated in a Facebook post that deputies were at the scene of a standoff, but new information from the sheriff’s office on Tuesday clarified that there was never a standoff.

The sheriff’s office confirmed on Tuesday that two bodies were found in the house and that “there is a connection with the suspect.”

Resendes said deputies went to that home for a welfare check because the people who lived in that home hadn’t been heard from for days by friends and family. There were no responses by anyone from the home after deputies knocked on doors and made loud announcements that they were outside the home.

Lynch was the founder of the lobbying firm Lynch & Associates whose clients included business and trade associations, nonprofits and education interests, according to the firm’s website.

The Golden State Bail Agents Association, one of Lynch’s clients, described her as a “brilliant lobbyist.”

“Our hearts and deepest condolences go out to their family and friends. Kathy was a brilliant lobbyist and her devotion to her profession and the government institution was second to none,” the statement said. “We are greatly honored to have worked with her and have her as part of our family.”

Other recent clients of Lynch’s included the California Language Teacher’s Association, Plug In America, Animal Pest Management Services, Inc. and more.

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