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Sheriff volunteer found dead, wife suspected of murder

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A volunteer with the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office is believed to have been murdered and his wife is behind bars, the sole suspect.

On Jan. 6, deputies responded to a home in the 3200 block of Wilderness Court near Placerville where they arrested Colleen Harris, 70, on suspicion of murder. Her husband, 72-year-old Robert Edward Harris, was found dead inside the home, the victim of a gunshot wound.

Robert had been an active volunteer member of the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office STAR program since 2007.

STAR stands for Sheriff’s Team of Active Retirees and is a senior volunteer  organization assisting the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office with their responsibilities and serving the citizens of El Dorado County.

Colleen is being held in El Dorado County Jail facing murder charges.