Suspect charged in death of woman found outside Richmond church


A suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with the death of a woman found on the porch of a Richmond church on Thursday, Jan. 31, according to Bay City News, citing Contra Costa County prosecutors.

Officers responded to Grace Lao Lutheran Church at 1963 Carlson Blvd. about 10 a.m. and found Jaimee Lynn Ellam, 44 unresponsive. Ellam, who police say was homeless, was pronounced dead at the scene. She was found with visible trauma, police said.

Police later arrested Tiocha Elliot Schultz, 38, whose last known address was Richmond, in connection with Ellam’s death. Schultz was scheduled to be arraigned today in the George D. Carroll Courthouse in Richmond. His bail was set at $1 million.