On Tuesday, June 23, 2009, at 1:28 p.m., the Sacramento Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 7400 block of Carella Dr. Once they had extinguished the fire, fire fighters located the homeowner, Keith Fessler, age 44, deceased inside the residence.
Fessler's vehicle, a sunset orange 2004 Honda Element, was taken at the time of the murder and recovered 12 hours later, about a mile from his residence. The suspect(s) burned the stolen vehicle as well as the victim's residence.
Fessler lived in his home for fifteen years and was an avid musician. Taken during the incident, were several distinctive string instruments. Police are asking for your help in locating the stolen items, as well as information leading to the arrest of the suspect(s).
A partial list of the items taken were:
Dell Latitude D600 Notebook ser# 3Z54J61
Gibson Les Paul Guitar - #31602
Gibson Acoustic Guitar- #91412043
Jackson Guitar- #6717
Carvin Custom Guitar- No serial number
Takamine Santa Fe Guitar- #93121043
Deering Banjo- #4041
Flatiron Mandolin- #93071686
Mitchell MD-100 Guitar- #302018
The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.