News Story


Homicide Arrest
1/21/2012 7:29:00 AM


Nature of Incident:


Report Number:

RB# 11- 25401


South Coast near Sycamore Cove

Date & Time:

November 7, 2011 12:50 PM

Unit Responsible:

Major Crimes

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (W)itnesses (D)ecedent

City of Residence


James Nathaniel Wilkerson




As a result of an ongoing homicide investigation into the death of Sarah Overholser, occurring on November 7, 2011, Major Crimes Detectives made another arrest in the case this afternoon. James Nathaniel Wilkerson was arrested for 187 P.C. / Homicide and is currently being held on a $1 million bail at the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility.


Citing concerns about further compromising the case, Major Crimes Detectives are declining any further information regarding the circumstances that led to the arrest of Mr. Wilkerson. The investigation is still ongoing and detectives are asking anyone with additional information to contact the Sheriff's Major Crimes Bureau at 477-7000. 


Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Captain Mike Aranda

Media Release Date:

January 20, 2012

Follow-Up Contact:

Major Crimes (805) 477-7032

Approved by:

Captain Brent Kerr


Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).