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UPDATE: Two Arrested in Murder of Benicia High Grad Found in Concord Home

Shelby Barnes, 21, died of blunt force injuries, according to the coroner's office.

Police have identified a woman whose body was found inside of a vacant Concord home Tuesday as 21-year-old Concord resident Shelby Barnes. Two suspects, Donald Paul Waldecker, 23, of Concord and Randi Len Dees, 20, of Richmond, were arrested Thursday on suspicion of homicide in connection with her death, according to an article in the Contra Costa Times.

Benicia school officials confirmed Thursday afternoon that Barnes attended Benicia High School, where she was involved in cheerleading, and graduated from there in 2008.

Officers found Barnes' body inside the home in the 2900 block of Glenside Court on Tuesday afternoon during a security check around the property.

The Contra Costa County Coroner's Office said that Barnes died from blunt force injuries.

Concord police were unable to provide more information Thursday night.

Bay City News and Benicia Patch contributed to this report.

"The Black Panther of Poetry" October 29, 2011 at 02:40 AM
"I have seen the enemy and he is.............."
Angel Vetrano October 29, 2011 at 06:58 AM
so sad...for all the families ... a lot of people knew them, and can't believe it... ...Especially when they should know better... you can't get away... Karma always comes back either good, or bad but it will come ....hopefully this event will wake everyone up... let's stop hurting each other... no one is worth losing your life for in....(prison or death ) Everyone loses... no one wins ... think about it ...
jimpugh October 29, 2011 at 06:18 PM
It is begining to really concern me in regard to the more and more frequent homicides in this area. Just a sleepy little town and a quite Contra Costa county neighborhood like Concord, are beginning to be the sites of homicides on a fairly frequent basis anymore. People....."we are not in Kansas any longer"!
Benicia Resident October 29, 2011 at 06:50 PM
Good thing Congress voted down Obama's jobs plan that would have put more policemen back on the streets.
"The Black Panther of Poetry" October 29, 2011 at 07:18 PM
"I hear you"!!!
the truth October 31, 2011 at 02:01 AM
This is simply a case of ignorance... we don't need more jails or police! We need to stop making the legal system a revolving door. First make judges and the parole board responsible for their actions. If they want this type of human waste on the street early, let's put them in their neighborhoods. Second does anyone need to spend a lifetime in jail. I for one am tired of my money being used to house garbage like this. Its time to wake up, the more these people commit crimes on our streets the more that the freedom of we the innocent are restricted. Crime = punishment . Murder = death penalty. Simple math ,simple solution, safe streets!
"The Black Panther of Poetry" October 31, 2011 at 02:36 AM
You are a bit harsh and dogmatic but I do "feel you". These judges sit on their pedestal an "judge: indiscriminently. They become jaded and what started out to be goodwill turns out to be badwill. They really don't give a hoot; they are making $200.000 plus and are, in their arrogance really in denial. Denial is not just a river in Egypt. We in America need a true revolution like the French had when they took to the streets in the 18hundreds and held the politically connected accountable. So let's not you and I fight each other, that's what they want(devide and conquer...separate and rule) Thomas paine said" All it takes for evil to flourish is for good men to stand by and do nothing"
B.davis March 23, 2012 at 03:26 PM
I know the accused and i love her deeeply, she didnt do it and if she was accused of it they are just trying to railroad her. FREE RANDI DEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
RJ Stewart March 24, 2012 at 04:04 PM
I guess since "these people" (house garbage) have been accused they must be guilty so let's march them and all the irresponsible arrogant judges to the french guillotines, where their last earthly view would be the nile river. For good measure let's include parole boards, lawyers and juries in the march; they're obviously oblivious to how much it costs us innocent tax payers to be fair to the accused. That would take care of the murderers and their accomplices. Now, what do we do about the thieves, tax cheats, rapists, red light runners. . .?
Joan Skipper March 31, 2012 at 06:52 PM
If Randi Dees didn't do it, who did ? Waldecker / Harriel ? Someone killed that poor girl.
janetruffino@gmail.com January 18, 2013 at 04:28 AM
Ignorance must be bliss because last time I checked handing someone a piece of duct tape when asked to by her scumbag boyfriend, for the purpose of preventing their victim from screaming for help IS A CRIME! FREE NO ONE who committed or was an accomplice to the heinous crime. Waldecker already confessed to his part and gave up the actions of his pathetic sidekicks. SO whoever you are who says none of the are guilty or Dees couldn't have done it are ignoring something mote than their obvious ignorance; A CONFESSION WAS MADE! Save your protesting for teaching common sense and basic morals in school cause you got cheated!
andy gracie March 10, 2013 at 01:20 AM
I to know the accused and I have loved her and been close to the family for a long whilefor the dumass pepole who don't know this is a case of a punk using and manipulating to young women to try and make up for his own cowardess and lack of Every human skill necessary to be in society and to which these enduring meth indused logic has taken not one but to wounderful girls lives she is inocent I love randi I be here no matter how long it takes to get you home free randi lynn dee!
Joe Feltcher March 10, 2013 at 01:22 AM
A. Go back to school and learn remedial English. B. Why are you commenting on a story that is 1.5 years old now? C. Is for 'cookie'. That's good enough for me.
Heartbroken Mother April 02, 2013 at 05:10 AM
As the parent of the deceased , I have a question. Ms Dees could have stopped the horrific tragedy that occurred. Why didn't she. That was a choice she made.
Joe Feltcher April 02, 2013 at 05:13 AM
Was she your only child?

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