Gilroy Doctor Suspected Of Killing Wife Arrested, Second Suspect At Large

GILROY (CBS SF) — Gilroy police have arrested a doctor suspected of killing his wife in April and are looking for the second suspect in the murder, a police sergeant said.

German Baldeon, 68, of Gilroy was arrested during a search warrant served in the 1400 block of Bristlecone Court on Thursday, Sgt. Wes Stanford said.

Baldeon is listed among the doctors employed by the Clinica de Salud del Valle in Salinas.

He is suspected of murdering his wife, 74-year-old Doris Mae Knapp of Gilroy on April 1, police said.

Kanpp was found suffering from severe upper body trauma inside her home in the 1400 block of Bristlecone Court where she succumbed to her injuries, police said.

On Thursday, Gilroy police also served a search warrant for 59-year-old David Galvez in the 300 block of Portico Court in Tracy but were unable to find him, Stanford said.

David Galvez

David Galvez (Gilroy Police Dept.)

Galvez remains at large and is considered armed and dangerous. He stands about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs around 220 pounds with gray hair  and brown eyes, police said. Anyone who sees him is asked to call 911.

Thursday’s search warrants were served with the assistance of the REACH High Tech Crimes Task Force and Tracy Police Department, he said.

Baldeon and Galvez were each charged for the homicide by the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office earlier this week, Stanford said.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Gilroy police Detective Mike Bolton at (408) 846-0350. Those who wish to remain anonymous can leave a tip at (800) 782-7463.


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