EL DORADO COUNTY, Calif. (October 10, 2023) – It has been reported that a tragic incident in Placerville California, on October 5, 2023, involved a stabbing that resulted in the death of 36-year-old Cristina Lee Humlick. The incident took place at Prado Vista Ct in Placerville, California.
On October 6, 2023, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Detectives announced that the death was determined to be a “homicide.”
The suspect, Michael Thompson, 43-years-old, of Prado Vista Ct, was arrested on October 9, 2023, for the murder of Cristina Lee Humlick. He was arrested on charges of Murder 187(A) PC with an enhancement for Use of a Deadly Weapon under 12022(b)(1) PC.
It’s a tragic event, and the community hopes that justice is served in this case. Cristina Lee Humlick grew up in South Lake Tahoe and was a member of the South Tahoe High Class of 2005. Friends and family have posted on Facebook that:
“Tina was a beacon of friendship, an extraordinary soul who effortlessly connected with people from all walks of life. She had a remarkable ability to make everyone she met feel cherished and important. Her radiant spirit brought light to countless lives, even during her own moments of darkness. Without a doubt, Tina was the embodiment of “the life of the party.” She knew how to infuse joy into any gathering, how to make you burst into laughter when you least expected it, and how to be the friend we all didn’t realize we desperately needed.”Tina was a loving daughter, sister and amazing friend to all of us. Her *spunky* personality radiated through a room and she made any day better just by being near you. She was always down for any type of adventure and would be smiling and laughing through it all. A selfless and gentle human with a big heart that would do anything to cheer someone up. This world will not be the same without her.”Tina was such a creative person who loved cooking and plants as much as she loved creating art. She loved whipping up delicious recipes or baking sweet treats to feed her family and friends. You could find her spray painting fun artwork or dipping lighters to gift to friends. She poured her heart into her plants, she wasn’t far from her dream of a jungle of house plants ♡ they made her so happy.
On Oct. 8th Rachael Ficeto organized a GOFUNDME account on behalf of Sharon Humlick called, “In Loving Memory of Tina: Family Tribute Fund” and in part it is described:
“While we, her friends, navigate our own individual paths of grief, her family is grappling with the immense pain of loss and the added burden of financial hardship. They are faced with the daunting task of laying their beloved daughter, sister, and everything to rest – a responsibility no one should ever have to bear.
“To take a little of the pressure off of Tina’s mother, Sharon, and sisters, Heather and Holly, I have created this GoFundMe campaign for them. It’s our hope that we can alleviate at least a small portion of the financial burden they are enduring. No one should have to struggle financially while also grappling with the overwhelming emotions of loss and mourning.
It can be found at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/in-loving-memory-of-tina-family-tribute-fund