3 Women Arrested After Pig's Blood Found Smeared on Former Home of Derek Chauvin Trial Witness

Three women were arrested in California on Tuesday after pig's blood was found smeared and a decapitated pig's head was left on the former home of a man who testified for the defense in the high-profile case of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted in the killing of George Floyd.

Santa Rosa city residents Rowan Dalbey, 20, Kristen Aumoithe, 34, and Amber Lucas, 35, were arrested by the Santa Rosa Police Department on felony vandalism and conspiracy charges after they allegedly threw the pig's head on Chauvin trial witness Barry Brodd's former property and splattered the home with pig's blood on April 17.

"It appears the suspects in this vandalism were targeting Mr. Brodd for his testimony," the initial police press release said. "Mr. Brodd has not lived at the residence for a number of years and is no longer a resident of California. Because Mr. Brodd no longer lives in the city of Santa Rosa, it appears the victim was falsely targeted."

Brodd was a former Santa Rosa police officer and has not worked with the department since 2004, according to a statement from Santa Rosa Police Chief Rainier Navarro.

"His comments do not reflect the values and beliefs of the Santa Rosa Police Department," Navarro said of Brodd's testimony.

Santa Rosa police believe there are additional suspects that took part in the vandalism of Brodd's former home in west Santa Rosa and the investigation is ongoing.

"There are still additional leads and information that detectives are following up on," the department said.

After the home was targeted, Dalbey, Aumoithe and Lucas allegedly smeared pig's blood on a large hand statue at the Santa Rosa Plaza mall and left a photo of a pig that said "Oink Oink."

"The suspects were seen fleeing the area and matched the descriptions of the suspects who vandalized the house," the release said.

The costs to clean up the pig remains at both locations had been estimated to be in the range of thousands of dollars, which is why the vandalism charges amount to a felony.

In the early morning of April 17, the unnamed victim who lives in Brodd's old home awoke to the women dressed entirely in black as they allegedly vandalized their home with the pig's blood and head, police said. As the resident called 911, they ran away.

The damages done to the home cost more than $400 to repair, the department said.

The women were jailed on the charges and eventually cited and released, Santa Rosa police spokeswoman Lieutenant Jeneane Kucker told Newsweek.

Kucker said that detectives received several anonymous tips providing information about the suspects involved.

"Our Property Crimes Detectives are working diligently to locate all suspects responsible for this gruesome act," Kucker added, mentioning the case is not closed.

Newsweek attempted to contact Brodd for comment but was unable to do so in time for publication.

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A journalist watches their mobile phone showing Derek Chauvin as the verdict in his trial for the death of George Floyd is announced in Minneapolis, on April 20. Three California women were arrested Tuesday for allegedly splattering pig's blood and leaving a severed pig's head on the former residence of Barry Brodd, who testified as part of Chauvin's defense. Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images