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Update: Murder charges filed against double homicide suspect 

Photo from Clovis Police Twitter.

Photo from Clovis Police Twitter.

If convicted, suspect would face life in prison

Update May 13, 3 p.m.: Criminal charges have been pressed against 47-year-old David McCann for allegedly murdering Judith Faye Cooper, 68, of Paso Robles, and her daughter, Tierney Cooper-McCann, 37. The two women were stabbed to death last Saturday in Cooper-McCann’s Clovis home on the 700 block of West Omaha Avenue.

He will be arraigned Friday in Fresno County Superior Court on two counts of murder, according to the Fresno Bee.

He is being held in the Fresno County Jail in lieu of a $2 million bail.

If convicted, he faces life in prison.

Dave McCann taken into custody in Seaside Tuesday

Update May 10, 7 a.m.: The Clovis Police Department has reported that as of Wednesday, double homicide suspect Dave McCann is in custody in Seaside, Calif.

Police reportedly received a tip Tuesday night that McCann had gotten a ride from the Big Sur area Sunday night, and was dropped off at a McDonald’s in Seaside. Detectives began searching homeless encampments in the area and then got another tip from a homeless person who directed them to where McCann was sleeping, according to reports.

McCann was booked into custody in Seaside, and is now being taken back to Clovis.


Murder victims identified as Paso Robles woman and daughter

Update May 9, 12:52 p.m.: The victims of a Clovis, Calif., murder scene were identified today as Judith Cooper, 68, and her daughter, Tierney Cooper-McCann, 36, according to the Fresno County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office. Cooper was from Paso Robles and Cooper-McCann’s last registered address was in Fresno, the report says.

Suspect described as white male, 6’2”-tall, 220 pounds, brown hair, blue eyes

Update May 9, 7:20 a.m.:

The Paso Robles Police Department continues to assist Clovis Police Department with locating Dave McCann, a 47 year old white male, 6’2”, 220 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. He is suspected in the murder of two women in Clovis, Calif.

At this time, the suspect is still outstanding, but detectives are following up on leads that McCann is possibly still in the Paso Robles area riding a bicycle. Investigators say McCann is possibly riding a gray/tan 15-speed mountain bicycle, with disc brakes, and a small tool kit under the seat.

If anyone sees McCann, police ask they call 911 immediately and do not approach him as he is considered dangerous. If you have additional tips on the suspect’s possible whereabouts, please call the Clovis Police Department at (559) 324-2800 or the Paso Robles Police Department at (805) 237-6464.

Dave Thomas McCann

Suspect Dave Thomas McCann. Photo from Clovis Police.

Man wanted for murder of two women in Clovis

Dave McCann

Dave McCann

Original report May 8: On Saturday at approximately 5 p.m. the Paso Robles Police Department received a phone call from an alert citizen who located a truck related to a homicide in Clovis, Calif. The caller said she became aware of the homicide after reading about the story on Facebook.

Murder suspect Dave Thomas McCann, 47, was reportedly seen fleeing in the truck from the crime scene. McCann is accused of killing two women in Clovis on Saturday morning.

The caller directed police officers to the 2100 block of Vanderlip Court, Paso Robles, where officers located a white Ford box truck associated with the homicide. Local police notified the Clovis Police Department who sent investigators to Paso Robles to continue the investigation.

Paso Robles police officers, the San Luis Obispo Regional SWAT, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department, and Clovis officers searched two Paso Robles residences linked to the investigation. Ultimately, the suspect was not located. However, local investigators will continue to render assistance to Clovis Police Department as needed.

The victims are McCann’s estranged wife and mother-in-law, according to The victims are Tierney Cooper McCann and Tierney’s mother, the report says. A source said McCann likely went to Paso Robles because Tierney’s parents live there, the report says.

McCann was the CEO of SOS Energy and Property Solutions, a solar company based out of Clovis, the report says.



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