March 4, 2015
Release by Sgt. Jason Hail
Oroville, CA- On March 4, 2015 at approximately 8:00 AM, detectives from the Butte County Sheriff’s Office arrested Gavin Schorovsky, 42, and his wife, Deanna Schorovsky, 43, in Oroville for the death of Gavin’s mother, Deanna Schorovsky, who was 68 at the time of her passing.
The Butte County Sheriff’s Office responded to Feather River Hospital Emergency Room on July 17, 2013. Medical staff at the hospital saw multiple severe open wounds on Deanna’s body and found her to be severely malnourished. The wounds were infected and in various stages of decompensation. One wound left her spine exposed. The hospital staff reported the suspected abuse to Butte County Adult Protective Services and the Butte County Sheriff’s Office.
Deanna died on July 31, 2013, and an autopsy was performed. After autopsy, it was determined that Deanna’s death was directly related to lack of care.
After a lengthy, on-going investigation into the circumstances and consultation with medical professionals, arrest warrants were issued by Judge Michael Deems.
Sandy Schorovsky will be charged with one count of 2nd degree murder with bail set at $1,000,000.
Gavin Schorovsky will be charged with Elder Abuse Causing Death with bail set at $150,000.
Both Sandy and Gavin were booked into Butte County Jail in Oroville.
For more information, please contact
BCSO Media Liaison Miranda Bowersox