FROM:
Dolores Carr, District Attorney   CONTACT PERSON:
David Tomkins, Assistant District Attorney
408-792-2792   For release on April 23, 2007   MURDER OF MISSING WOMAN SOLVED   Today the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office caused a complaint to be filed charging Bernardo Bass, age 46, with the 1991 murder of Dawn Sanchez, then age 31.  It is alleged in the complaint that Bass used a firearm during the commission of the murder.    The complaint is supported by a 5-page declaration, which explains the facts underlying the charge.    This filing culminates an investigation conducted by the Los Altos Police Department, assisted by the District Attorney’s Cold Case Unit.   Bass is currently in the custody of the California Department of Corrections for unrelated crimes.  In due course he will be transported to Santa Clara County for prosecution.  No arraignment date has been set.    ###  

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