Agencies: Plumas County Sheriff’s Office, Plumas County District Attorney’s Office, California Department of Justice Criminalist, CAL Fire, USFS, Fire Storm, California Highway Patrol, Chico Police Department, Bucks Lake Fire, Meadow Valley Fire and Plumas District Hospital.
On 8/22/2015 at 0630 the U.S. Forest Service, Bucks Lake Fire and Meadow Valley Fire responded to an early morning fire near the Sandy Point Day Use Area and Mill Creek Campground at Bucks Lake, Plumas County, CA.
Upon arrival, firefighters found a male subject, Sheldon N Steward, age 23 from Oakland, CA with stab wounds near the fire. The subject was flown to Enloe Medical Center in Chico for treatment. The Sheriff’s Office was notified and responded to conduct an investigation.
As fire crews put out the fire they discovered the remains of a burned body of Trevor F. Holminski age 20 of Emeryville, CA within the area of the fire. The Sheriff’s Investigations Unit responded to the scene to conduct a homicide investigation along with California Department of Justice, CAL Fire and The Plumas County District Attorney’s Office.
Later in the day Investigators responded to Enloe Medical Center to speak with Sheldon Steward. Steward was eventually arrested for Homicide and transported to the Plumas County Jail after his release from Enloe. Sheldon’s bail is set at $1,000,000.