Ione man arrested on suspicion of murder following discovery of two women’s bodies
Photo: Dante Michael Campbell | Amador County Sheriff’s Office
An Ione man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the discovery of two women’s bodies, according to the Amador County Sheriff’s Office.
It all began on Wednesday, February 10, when detectives learned of a woman who’d possibly gone missing and that foul play was suspected. Though they’d also been given conflicting information that she may be somewhere in Louisiana, detectives eventually learned the missing woman had been dating 49-year-old Dante Michael Campbell.
By the end of an interview with Campbell the following day, February 11, detectives had enough probable cause to obtain two search warrants — one for his residence, and another for an RV he was keeping at a local storage facility.
Upon entering the RV, detectives made a grim discovery: the body of an unidentified woman.
As investigators were processing the scene, an unknown individual approached and claimed another woman possibly associated with Campbell had gone missing, and that she may have been with Campbell earlier that morning.
Off this new information, detectives began developing leads that eventually led them to another storage facility, for which they obtained a third search warrant. Upon carrying out this warrant late Thursday night, detectives found the body of a second woman.
Both victims have since been transported to Sacramento for forensic examination and identification, the Sheriff’s Office said. The manner and cause of death are pending forensic autopsies.
Following these discoveries, Campbell was arrested and booked on suspicion of murder. He is being held without bail.