Ultrasonic waves blasted killer, note claims
Davis police investigators said they recovered evidence from the rental property of the man who shot and killed one of their officers Thursday, including a note they believe was written by the man claiming police were blasting him with ultrasonic waves.
Natalie Corona, a 22-year-old rookie to the department, was slain after responding to a traffic accident in downtown Davis Thursday night. Gunman Kevin Douglas Limbaugh, 48, opened fire on her and then fled, leading to a manhunt that lasted into Friday morning, when police found Limbaugh dead inside a rental home from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
On Saturday, police released the one-paragraph letter they said was written by Limbaugh. Spokesman Lt. Paul Doroshov told reporters that the paper was found face up on the bed of the gunman. The letter reads:
“The Davis Police department has been hitting me with ultra sonic waves meant to keep dogs from barking. I notified the press, internal affairs, and even the FBI about it. I am highly sensitive to its affect (sic) on my inner ear. I did my best to appease them, but they have continued for years and I can’t live this way anymore.”
The simple printed statement was signed “Citizen Kevin Limbaugh.”
In addition to the letter, investigators recovered two semiautomatic handguns inside the house, a 9 mm and a .45-caliber, Doroshov said. Police are checking who registered the guns.
The weapons’ profile matches witness descriptions of the firearm Limbaugh used to kill Corona.
Limbaugh was ordered last
fall to surrender a semiautomatic rifle after he was convicted in a battery case, stemming from an incident in which he punched a co-worker in the face after a dispute, one of several incidents before he opened fire on Corona.
MEMORIAL SERVICE FRIDAY
The memorial service for Corona will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Activities and Recreation Center, or ARC, on the campus of UC Davis.
It will be open to the public, according to an announcement by Davis Police Chief Darren Pytel.
“I’d really like to see as many people as possible from the community attend,” Pytel said during Saturday’s vigil at Davis’ Central Park, which was attended by at least 1,000 people.