Crime

Clovis homicide suspect reportedly spotted between Cayucos and Ragged Point

Dave Thomas McCann, 49, of Clovis, a suspect in double homicide
Dave Thomas McCann, 49, of Clovis, a suspect in double homicide

The suspect in a double homicide in Clovis on Saturday remains on the lam, possibly in the North Coast area.

Dave McCann, 49, suspected of fatally stabbing his estranged wife, Tierney Cooper-McCann, 36, and her mother, Judith Cooper, 68, was reportedly seen in various locations throughout the North Coast on Tuesday, including Cayucos and Ragged Point, said Tony Cipolla, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office spokesman. On Monday, authorities received reports of McCann being sighted in Cambria.

The department is checking out all of the calls, Cipolla said.

The two women were found dead about 4 a.m. Saturday at a West Omaha Avenue home in Clovis. McCann allegedly had kicked in the door, police said. Cooper was from Paso Robles, and Cooper-McCann’s last registered address was in Fresno, the Fresno County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office said.

After the stabbings, McCann was thought to have traveled to the Paso Robles area. On Saturday, Paso Robles police found the 16-foot white Penske moving truck McCann was believed to have been driving, according to the Clovis Police Department. McCann is believed to have abandoned the truck in favor of a stolen gray or tan 15-speed mountain bike with disc brakes and a small toolkit underneath the seat.

McCann is now thought to be fleeing on foot. Officers continue to search the North Coast area for him. McCann is described as 6-foot-2, 220 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes, although he may have changed his appearance slightly. He also has a strong British accent.

Cipolla said the Sheriff’s Office and other county authorities have received numerous tips, but none of them has led to McCann so far.

Anyone who sees McCann is asked to call 911 and avoid approaching him, as he’s considered dangerous.

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