** UPDATE ** Kidnapping, Assault Suspect Mark Pilkington Located
Mark Pilkington, White, Male, 5'8
Mark Pilkington, White, Male, 5'8", 180, 60 years old, brown and gray hair in a mullet style, brown eyes.

On April 18, 2010 at approximately 8:00 p.m., members of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue Team searched an area of the Santa Rosa Valley with the use of their K-9s. The Search and Rescue Team’s K-9s are trained in the detection of human remains. During the search, a body was located and was positively identified as Mark Pilkington. Mark Pilkington’s body was found in an open space of land west of Orions Flight Way in the Santa Rosa Valley.

A preliminary finding revealed Mark Pilkington committed suicide by a single gunshot to the head. Mark Pilkington’s body was taken by personnel from the Ventura County Coroner’s Office, and an official cause of death has not been determined pending the autopsy.

Mark Pilkington’s next of kin was notified as well as the adult female victim of this past Friday’s incident.

Location: Open space west of Orions Flight Way within the gated community of Santa Rosa Highlands, Camarillo, Ca. 93021.

Date & Time/ RB#: April 18, 2010 @ 8:00 p.m. / 10-9095

Unit Responsible: East County Major Crimes Unit

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (W)itnesses City of Residence Age
(S) Pilkington, Mark Thornton Moorpark, Ca 60

Officer Preparing Release: Detective Jon R.Smith
Follow-up Contact: Detective Jon R. Smith (805) 494-8216
Date of Release: April 19, 2010
Approved By: Capt. Ron Nelson