Barstow, CA: Man charged for the murder of Lisa Talarico.
According to the Barstow Police Department, on Wednesday, January 4th, 2017, the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office filed charges on 53 year old William C. Schick for the murder of Lisa Talarico.
A warrant will be forwarded to the Utah Department of Corrections in order to initiate extradition proceedings.
On Monday, April 18th, 2011, Barstow Police Department detectives investigated the murder of Lisa Talarico.
A hiker discovered Talarico’s body in the desert area at the end of the 2500 block of Commerce Parkway in Barstow, California.
The San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office conducted an autopsy and determined Talarico’s death to be a homicide.
During the past 5 years, Barstow Police Department Detectives have conducted an exhaustive search to identify Lisa Talarico’s killer.
Barstow Police Department detectives and evidence technicians examined numerous items of evidence found at the crime scene.
Several of these items were packaged and sent to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Scientific Investigations Division for analysis.
On Friday, December 2nd, 2016, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Scientific Investigations Division notified Barstow Police Department Detective Keith Libby that further analysis of the evidence revealed a D.N.A. profile from a male subject.
Members of the Scientific Investigations Division submitted the D.N.A. profile of the male subject to the National D.N.A. Index System and received a D.N.A. match and identification belonging to William C. Schick.
William C. Schick’s DNA was in the system as the result of a 1985 conviction for Rape in Wood County, Ohio.
William C. Schick received a sentence of 25 years in prison for his involvement in the Ohio rape case and was released in November 2010.
On Wednesday, April 20th, 2011, 2 days after the discovery of Lisa Talarico’s body, authorities in Nephi, Utah arrested William C. Schick for the rape of a local motel clerk.
During the Utah investigation a sample of William C. Schick’s DNA was collected and also submitted to the National DNA Index System.
William C. Schick was convicted of 1st degree aggravated sexual assault and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole and is currently incarcerated at the Central Utah Correctional Facility in Gunnison, Utah.
On Monday, December 19th, 2016, Barstow Police Department Detectives Keith Libby and Andrew Reyes traveled to Utah to conduct further investigation in to the murder of Lisa Talarico.
During this time, the detectives also conducted an interview with William C. Schick.
After conducting further investigation and interviewing William C. Schick, the detectives discovered further evidence implicating William C. Schick as the person responsible for Lisa Talarico’s murder.
This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Keith Libby at: 1 (760) 255-5134 or Detective Andrew Reyes at: 1 (760) 255-5183 or the Barstow Police Department at: 1 (760) 256-2211.
Those wishing to remain anonymous may also report criminal activity by calling the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME or may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline website at: http://wetip.com
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**** Picture above of William C. Schick from the Barstow Police Department. ****