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Musician, attorney found fatally stabbed inside their Davis home

April 16, 2013|By Fox 40

A musician and a retired attorney were found fatally stabbed Monday inside their home in Davis.

Oliver “Chip” Northrup, 88, and 76-year-old Claudia Maupin were found dead Monday morning inside a home on Cowell Boulevard. Officers initially went to the house to do a welfare check, as the two had not been seen or heard from all day.

Northrup played guitar in a group called the Putah Creek Crawdads. They performed Saturday at the Davis Farmers Market.

Northrup was also a retired attorney, dealing with court of appeals-level cases.

One friend described Northrup and Maupin as “the warmest, kindest, caring folks you could ask for,” according to Fox 40. They lived in the home for eight years.

Investigators say the home showed signs of forced entry.

These are the city’s first homicides since 2011.


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