Mackinaw Man Found Dead in California

Aug 27, 2019

Police in California are investigating the murder of a Mackinaw man.

The Lake County, Calif. Sheriff's Office received information on Saturday regarding a stolen vehicle related to Grant David Whitaker, 25, of Mackinaw. The vehicle was found at a Dollar General in Clearlake Oaks, Calif., about two hours northwest of Sacramento. 

Whitaker's family said they believe he got into a fight with his traveling companion, 21-year-old Mavrick Fisher of Elko, Nevada. They hadn't heard from him since. 

Police said they found out Sunday that Fisher admitted to killing Whitaker. Authorities also received detailed directions to where Whitaker's body could be found. Remains believed to be Whitaker's were found at the location on Monday. 

It is believed Fisher has since fled to Mexico. 

Contact Lake County Sheriff's Office Detective Richard Kreutzer at 707-262-4233 or Richard.Kreutzer@lakecountyca.gov with any information.