Two Suspects Wanted in Connection with a South Lake Tahoe Robbery Murder

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 03, 2016 / comments

Pictured here are two composite sketches of unidentified suspects related to the murder of 40 year old Dennis Wright Jr. in the parking lot of the Beverly Lodge on the evening of Saturday, January 30th . 

Around 7:45pm on that evening the Dennis Wright Jr. and his girlfriend Kendra Ghiorso drove to South Lake Tahoe to sell 100 pounds of marijuana to prospective buyers. During the transaction, the below described black male adults arrived and attempted to rob Wright and Ghiorso at gunpoint for the cash involved in the drug deal. The robbers physically struggled with both Wright and Ghiorso in the motel parking lot. One or both of the two suspects pictured here fired multiple gunshots. Dennis Wright Jr. was shot multiple times and died after being transported to Barton Memorial Hospital in South Lake Tahoe. The two black male robbers fled the scene in a vehicle. At this time however, police have a very limited and unconfirmed description of this vehicle.

Suspect 1: Black Male Adult, described as tall approximately 6’-3”/200lbs, late 20’s to early 30’s/ Black hair worn in braids or dreadlocks

Suspect 2: Black Male Adult, Possibly Mixed Race, Light Complexion, 5’-8”/170lbs, late 20’s to early 30’s, Black hair with tight curls

Vehicle: May be associated with a tan colored Chrysler Concorde, 2004 or older sedan, similar to what is pictured here.

The South Lake Tahoe Police Department is asking for assistance from our community to help identify and locate these two suspects. The investigation is active and we have received assistance from a variety of allied agencies already to question several individuals in a number of cities around the northern California area who may be connected to this case. If anyone has information which may be helpful, they are strongly encouraged to contact the South Lake Tahoe Police Department at 530-542-6100 or, if anonymity is desired, Lake Tahoe Secret Witness at 530-541-6800.

 Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
Contact: Lt. Brian Williams
Phone: 530-542-6100
Fax: 530-542-6146
Case #: 1601-2452 / Detective Doug Sentell
Address: 1352 Johnson Blvd. South Lake Tahoe, Ca. 96150