December 6, 2023
San Diego Central Jail on Entrance Avenue in downtown San Diego. Photograph by Chris Stone

An arrest has been made within the loss of life of a 59-year-old man in unincorporated El Cajon, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Division stated Thursday.

The suspect, Kenneth McNally, 40, was taken into custody by the Sheriff’s Fugitive Process Pressure, based on Lt. Anthony O’Boyle.

Samuel Holthaus was discovered with obvious trauma to the higher physique within the 1200 block of Harbison Canyon Street at about 3:30 p.m. Sept. 3.

Investigators from the Sheriff’s Murder Unit responded. Throughout the investigation, the way of loss of life was decided to be murder by the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Workplace.

The motive and circumstances stay below investigation.

Anybody with details about Holthaus’ loss of life is requested to name the Sheriff’s Murder Unit at (858) 285-6330 or after hours at (858) 565-5200. Those that want to stay nameless could name Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

McNally has been held in San Diego Central Jail since Sept. 6. He faces a first-degree homicide cost, together with one other rely of cruelty to animals. He’s set to look in courtroom on the homicide cost Monday.