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Man Arrested For Alleged Murder Of His Wife

A Happy Valley man is accused of murdering his wife. At 5:15PM Tuesday afternoon Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputies headed to the home of 63-year-old Kenneth Karl Vorreiter Jr. on Pine Street in the Olinda Area. A friend of his had reported that Vorreiter might be suicidal after confiding to him that he had assaulted his wife earlier in the day and she may be dead. Deputies arrived at the home, contacted Vorreiter and found a deceased woman believed to be his wife. Vorreiter was interviewed by detectives and then booked into jail for murder. Arraignment is set for this Friday. Anyone who can provide information helpful to the investigation is urged to contact the major crimes unit at 245-6135.