Danville Woman ID’d As Homicide Victim

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA – A homicide investigation has been opened by the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office after a body was found Friday in a home in the unincorporated community of Byron, sheriff’s officials said Saturday.

Emily Courchesne, 37, of Danville was found dead Friday morning in a home in the 24000 block of Marsh Creek Road.

Deputies were sent to the home at 10:05 a.m. Friday on a “medical call” and determined later the death was a homicide. An autopsy is scheduled Monday, the department said.

Earlier this week, deputies arrested two suspects in the death of a San Francisco woman whose body was found in August on a road in Byron.

The body of Aleli Avila, 49, was found Aug. 22 at about 3:50 p.m. near the 500 block of Camino Diablo Road, deputies said.

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