Ul­tra­sonic waves blasted killer, note claims

The Fresno Bee - - Front Page - BY DANIEL HUNT [email protected]

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.

Natalie Corona

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