San Clemente doctor charged with wife's murder 2 years after she was found dead at bottom of stairs
KTLA / Orange County
The defendant, Eric Scott Sills, 53, said he woke up to find his wife dead, Orange County District Attorney’s Office officials said.

By Cindy Von Quednow, KTLA:

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. (KTLA) -- A San Clemente doctor has been charged with murder more than two years after his wife was found dead at the bottom of the stairs in their home, officials announced Tuesday.

Susann Sills, 45, was found dead after an apparent fall in her home along the 10 block of Via Cancion on Nov. 13, 2016.

The defendant, Eric Scott Sills, 53, said he woke up to find his wife dead, Orange County District Attorney’s Office officials said.

Homicide detectives were called to the scene to investigate because of the unknown nature of the death.

One year later, the Orange County coroner determined that Susann Sills was the victim of a homicide. Officials did not disclose a cause of death, nor did they elaborate how it was determined that the victim was killed.

Sills was on his way to work on April 25 when he was taken into custody. He was booked on suspicion of murder and eventually posted the $1 million bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned on May 23.

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