(KRON) A person has been arrested in reference to the homicide of a former Cupertino faculty board member earlier this month, Santa Clara County sheriff’s officers stated at present.
Detectives arrested Christopher Ellebracht in reference to the homicide of Gin Lu “Tommy” Shwe, a 70-yr-previous Cupertino resident who previously served on the Cupertino Union Faculty District board and labored as an actual property agent, sheriff’s officers stated.
On Jan. 18, Shwe was reported lacking by his household. He was final seen leaving a 24-Hour Health in Sunnyvale the day earlier than.
In line with the sheriff’s workplace, investigators adopted a path of leads that led them to Ellebracht, and the invention of Shwe’s strangled physique in a shallow grave in Tulare County.
Previous to his arrest, Ellebracht tried to money a $10,000 examine from Shwe’s account. He was additionally noticed on video buying a shovel at Residence Depot on the morning that Shwe was reported lacking, sheriff’s officers stated.
Ellebracht was arraigned in Santa Clara County Superior Courtroom this afternoon on fees of homicide, monetary elder abuse, and forgery.