SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A Sacramento man was arrested for the murder of a 73-year-old man, who was reported missing.
On Wednesday, February 20, 2019, officers responded to the 2900 block of North Meadows Place regarding the report of a missing elderly man who had not been heard from my his family. Through investigation, police learned that the missing man Risetruth Vang had not been seen since he was seen by neighbors on Monday, February 18, 2019, at his home in the 2900 block of North Meadows Place in South Sacramento.
Soon after the missing person investigation began, officers believed that Vang may have been a victim of foul play. Homicide Detectives responded to the scene to assume the investigation. Based on evidence collected, the incident was treated as a possible homicide.
Followup investigation led detectives to name Pao Her, 34, of Sacramento, as the suspect. Detectives believe that Pao Her assaulted Risetruth Vang in his North Meadows Place home and removed his body. Pao Her was arrested for murder on Thursday, February 28, 2019, and booked at the Sacramento County Main Jail. With the assistance of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Officer, detectives from the Sacramento Police detectives were able to locate the deceased body of Risetruth Vang in a rural area in El Dorado County.
The Sacramento Police Department encourages any witnesses with information related to this investigation or those involved, to contact the dispatch center at (916) 808-5471 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP (4357). Witnesses may also submit an anonymous tip using the free “P3 Tips” smartphone app. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1000.
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