UCD Grad From Fair Oaks Killed by Boyfriend's Son in Wyoming

Heidi Arnold was killed outside her boyfriend's house by her boyfriend's son, who also shot an arrow through his father's head.

A Fair Oaks native who graduated from UC Davis was killed by her boyfriend's 25-year-old son in Wyoming last Friday.

Heidi Arnold, who graduated from Del Campo High in Fair Oaks in 1988, and her boyfriend James Krumm were, according to police, killed by Krumm's son Chris in Casper, Wyoming, according to the Wyoming Star-Tribune .

Arnold, who received a bachelors degree from UC Davis in 2001 before moving to Casper in 2003 to teach math, was killed at the couple's home, while Krumm was away at the college.

Police suspect much of the attack on Heidi took place outside the house. Chris (Krumm, the son) stabbed her multiple times. Authorities found signs of defensive wounds on her body.

She was barefoot and still dressed in pajamas.

It would have taken only minutes for Chris to drive from his father’s house to the campus.

He arrived at the Wold Physical Science Center with two knives and a compound bow hidden inside a blanket.

Krumm, who was a professor at Casper College, was killed in his classroom.

Chris Krumm stepped into the classroom and drew back the bowstring. His father, Casper College professor Jim Krumm, was close; maybe only four feet away. Chris fired a single arrow.

It struck his father in the side of the head, and traveled through to the other side.

Read about a memorial that was held for Arnold and Krumm in this Star-Tribune piece that was published Wednesday. The story describes Arnold as "the 'ultimate hippy chick,' a pacifist with a rebellious spirit who adored John Lennon, said speaker Maya Russell, a political science instructor and friend."

We'll update this with more about Arnold when have more information. If you have any memories, please share below or email us at davis@patch.com.

CHERYL DOUGLAS December 08, 2012 at 05:34 AM
BDY0823 December 11, 2012 at 02:15 AM
If the victims of this tragic crime would have had a firearm to protect themselves....Would this have had the same outcome?
Roberto December 12, 2012 at 07:45 PM
BDY0823 - It's called 'Gun Control'. If she squeezed of a shot, holding the gun firmly, she would have probably came out okay. Better taking a chance with a personal firearm than having no chance at all. Heidi didn't have a chance.
Donald Davies December 12, 2012 at 10:03 PM
Oh yes, just today, I opened up the morning paper and I saw that an ax murderer is being ruled only in the second degree. The Ax murderer gets 15 yrs. to life. If it was a gun, he would be in death row. Because the prisons are loaded, he will probably get out 8 to 10 years.
Roberta Hubbard December 14, 2012 at 07:01 PM
Just because a person may or may not have a gun as some say, (to protect themselves) it does not mean that they will have it when someone decides to commit murder. I mean no body constantly walks around with a gun with them just in case they might need it to protect themselves. So, it isn't gun control that does not allow people to protect themselves it is people who have free reign to purchase guns that decide to murder people that hardly anyone has a real chance to protect themselves. This poor gal was still in her pajamas...a teacher at school....not prepared to protect themselves from danger. A very sad and sorry story.


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