Doctor confirmed as Shasta Street homicide victim
- Victim was found Friday badly beaten
- Died Saturday at UC Davis Medical Center
- Identified Tuesday as Hyo Seoung Chin, 64, a Yuba City physician
A man who died after being found seriously injured outside a Shasta Street apartment was identified Tuesday as Hyo Seoung Shin, an anesthesiologist at Rideout Memorial Hospital.
Shin, 64, was found shortly after 9 p.m. Friday lying on a concrete patio behind the apartment at 755 Shasta St., where he was reportedly visiting someone. He had severe upper body injuries, Yuba City police said.
Shin died Saturday at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, according to the Sacramento County Coroner's Office.
An autopsy is scheduled today.
A Sebastopol man charged in the death, Jeff Wayne Clay, 49, is scheduled to be arraigned at 3 p.m. today in Sutter County Superior Court on a murder charge. He is being held without bail in Sutter County Jail.
Police declined to discuss circumstances surrounding the death.
Clay was arrested late Saturday morning at Lincoln and Sanborn roads. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported he was living at a Yuba City home while working in the area.
A Yuba City woman, Sarah Janeen Johnson, 29, was arrested early Saturday afternoon at the apartment building as an accessory, police records indicate.
According to the Sutter County District Attorney's Office, Johnson, who also goes by the last name Garibay, was released on her own recognizance.
Johnson was moving out of the apartment Tuesday, said a downstairs neighbor, Mignon Grote.
Grote said she was watching TV shortly after 9 p.m. Friday when she heard swearing, followed by what she thought was a man calling someone's name. Later, she realized it apparently was Shin calling for help, Grote said.
"I deserve 10 lashes with a wet noodle for not calling police earlier," although doing so may not have prevented what happened, Grote said.
"All these things are going on all the time around here," she said.
Shin was on the staff at Rideout Memorial Hospital for several years, said Robert Plass, Fremont-Rideout Health Group's senior vice president and chief medical officer. He called Shin well liked and highly regarded.
Shin graduated from the Korea University College of Medicine in 1972, according to California Medical Board records.
"The Fremont-Rideout Health Group is saddened by the death of our friend and colleague, and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family," said Chief Executive Officer Terri Hamilton. She called him "a kind, loyal and dedicated physician."
Shin could often be seen tending grass and flowers in the front yard of his home in the 1100 block of Skyline Drive in Yuba City, which he shared with his wife, said 19-year-old Jewan Sood, a neighbor who lives across the street.
"He always said hi," Sood said. "He never seemed like he'd have problems with anybody."
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