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Bloody walls, missing women; Call tips California officers to grisly scene

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Martin Ehrke is seen in a police booking photo the Colusa County Sheriff's Department in California faxed to CBS station KOVR-TV.  COLUSA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT Martin Ehrke is seen in a police booking photo the Colusa County Sheriff's Department in California faxed to CBS station KOVR-TV. COLUSA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

By: CBS News

ARBUCKLE, Calif. (CBS News) -- A Northern California almond orchard turned into a gruesome crime scene Thursday when two women's bodies were discovered, one hidden in a freezer, the other in a pond, CBS station KOVR-TV reports. Colusa County sheriff's deputies arrested Martin Ehrke, 49, for the alleged double homicide.

Ehrke is the landowner's son.

Sheriff's Lt. Mark Contreras told the station deputies first learned about the grisly scene in Arbuckle from a phone call early Thursday. The caller claimed to have been on the property and described a suspicious scene, including bloody walls in a residence and two missing women.

"They were currently known to be here at this residence staying on and off," Contreras said.

The bodies discovered later in the day belonged to those women. Contreras said both were likely killed within 24 hours before their bodies were found.

The freezer was located in a bedroom of an attached residence on the property, Assistant Sheriff Jim Saso said in a statement.

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