Daniel Carrillo, 20 years old, Rohnert Park, has been arrested and charged for the homicide of Kirk Kimberly.
On November 2, 2016, Kirk Kimberly, was found buried in a shallow grave on the Sonoma State University campus. During the autopsy, a forensic pathologist determined Kimberly had been stabbed multiple times, leading to his death. Kimberly was initially reported as a missing person on October 17, 2016, to the Cotati Police Department.
For the past three years, Violent Crime detectives have been conducting follow-up interviews and reviewing physical and forensic evidence. Homicide investigations are time-consuming and detailed.
On February 28, Carrillo was transported from the California Youth Authority in Stockton, to Sonoma County for a separate pending court case. Carrillo was interviewed by detectives and booked into the Sonoma County Jail for homicide. Carrillo remains in-custody on a no-bail warrant.
Prepared by: Sergeant Juan Valencia, Public Information Officer Case No: 161102-012