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Katherine Voelker,04/22/2009

Katherine Voelker. (DMV)
Katherine Voelker. (DMV)

Name: Katherine Voelker

Synopsis: In the early morning hours of April 22, a man broke into Voelker's McHenry Avenue motel room in Modesto and stabbed her to death. Police said the suspect is Erick John Vogel of Waterford. Voelker and Vogel once were in a relationship and had children together, police said. Voelker was a 26-year-old Waterford resident. The attack occurred about 2:20 a.m. at the Rodeway Inn at 936 McHenry Ave., between Fairmont and Hintze avenues. She had two children in the room at the time of the attack. The children were not hurt, police said. Police said Voelker had a restraining order against Vogel.

Motivation: Domestic violence

Suspect: 38-year-old Erick John Vogel of Waterford who was arrested April 25 in Waterford

Authorities ask anyone with information about the shooting to call the Modesto Police Department at 572-9500 or Crime Stoppers at 521-4636.

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