Fourth suspect arrested in disappearance and alleged murder of Glenn County man
Booking photos courtesy of the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office
The Glenn County Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of the fourth, and believed to be final, suspect in the disappearance and murder of 26-year-old Brandon Bryce Dawson.
Dawson, of Orland, reportedly disappeared under suspicious circumstances on March 8, 2019. Both his mother and his girlfriend reported him missing the following day, March 10.
In the days that followed, investigators began receiving tips, including from his own family members, that Dawson had been involved in a dispute with multiple people regarding illegal drugs. Some of these tips alleged Dawson had, in fact, been murdered either on or sometime after March 8, and that his body had been dumped in a wilderness area in Colusa County.
Authorities from multiple agencies responded to the area, bringing in cadaver dogs. The dogs soon located human remains in the Walker Ridge area, which were later identified as the remains of Brandon Dawson.
Throughout July of this year, investigators identified and arrested three suspects: 44-year-old Stanley Scott Grundy of Corning, 39-year-old Clayton Stanley Humphrey of Flournoy, and 52-year-old John Cornelius Poldervaart of Capay.
Finally, on August 24, Glenn County deputies and U.S. Marshals located and arrested the final suspect, 44-year-old Lane Cleo Walker Jr. of Corning, at Rolling Hills Casino.
All four suspects remain in custody at the Glenn County Jail, awaiting their days in court.