MONTE SERENO -- Three more suspects in the slaying of Silicon Valley technology entrepreneur Raveesh "Ravi" Kumra are in custody, police said Saturday.

A terse news release from the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department gave only the names of the three suspects in the murder of Kumra, a tech investor who once owned the Mountain Winery and who was 66 when he died.

Facing homicide charges in his murder are Lucas Anderson, Javier Garcia and Deangelo Austin. The three were arrested during the week by police in Santa Clara, Alameda and Sacramento counties.

There was no information about what their links might be to a fourth suspect, Raven Chanel Dixon, 22, of Alameda, who was arraigned on Dec. 21 on suspicion of being an accessory to a homicide with gang enhancement in connection with Kumra's death.

She is being held in lieu of $1 million bail.

Sources said Dixon and Kumra had been acquainted for several years. Dixon was initially arrested Dec. 18 in Mountain View on charges of offering an undercover officer sexual services for $600 and cocaine for $50.

Kumra was killed and his wife, Harinder Kumar, beaten on Nov. 30 during a home-invasion robbery of his Monte Sereno mansion. His body was found on the floor of his 7,000-square-foot home after his wife dialed 911.

She told police as many as four intruders entered the couple's home and had beaten her.

Anderson and Garcia are being held in Santa Clara County Jail, according to Los Gatos-Monte Sereno police, and Austin is being taken there.


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Anderson was arrested Wednesday after being interviewed about Kumra's death while already in custody in Santa Clara County Jail on an unrelated matter, Los Gatos-Monte Sereno police said in a news release. He was arraigned on Friday on homicide charges.

Garcia was stopped and detained by Oakland police Thursday. He was interviewed by police detectives at Alameda County Jail and transported to Santa Clara County Jail, where he was booked on murder charges.

On Saturday, Sacramento police arrested Austin in Sacramento. He is being taken to Los Gatos and will be booked at Santa Clara County Jail on homicide charges.

Police did not release any details about the connections between the suspects and said there would be no further information released in order not to compromise an ongoing investigation.

Kumra's shocking death rattled the quiet, affluent community of Monte Sereno.

Kumra owned a company called Western Cellular Management. He had owned many other companies, the most prominent of them the Mountain Winery. He owned the popular concert venue from 1995 to 1998, selling it the year he was arrested on charges of assaulting a security guard and making threatening phone calls to the Montalvo Arts Center executive director.

Contact Pete Carey at 408-920-5419