Man Found 'Covered In Blood' On The Street Is Suspected Of His Wife's Brutal Stabbing Death

Anthony Taylor led police to his wife Cathy Taylor's corpse after he was found on a Roseville, California street.

By Eric Shorey
Anthony Brant Taylor

A California man has been named a suspect in his wife's stabbing death after police found him lying in the street "covered in blood."

Anthony Brant Taylor, 64, was found Sunday morning by the Roseville Police Department. He then led police to his wife, 63-year-old Cathy Marie Taylor, who had been stabbed multiple times and was declared dead at the scene, according to police spokesman Rob Baquera.

Anthony and Cathy had lived together at a second house on the property where Cathy was discovered, according to neighbor Carl Boyer.

"The grandpa was really, seemed to be a nice guy," Boyer told KCRA. "He would walk with his granddaughter all the time."

Joseph Tunnell, another neighbor, was stunned by the news.

“They’ve always been a quiet family, they always wave ‘Hi’ and ‘Bye,’” Tunnell told CBS Sacramento. “They got, like, dogs and kids that play in the front yard ... I’ve never heard any noise or history coming from over there. It’s quiet and very odd that this would occur, especially in Roseville.

Police have no other suspects in the case.

Baquera said that Taylor is in police custody, being questioned by detectives, adding this is the first homicide investigation in Roseville in 2019, according to Fox 40 of Sacramento, California.

A drone was used by police to map the crime scene as the block on which the murder allegedly occurred was cordoned off during the investigation, according to CBS Sacramento.

A motive for the killing remains unclear.

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