Monday, a little after 6 p.m., the body of a man was found on the Old Railroad Grade Fire Road trail; he had been shot to death, with his wounded dog still attached to the leash in his hand.
The Doberman Pinscher was taken to a veterinarian to receive treatment for his gunshot wounds, and the man’s car had been stolen.
The victim has been identified as Steven Philip Carter, a 67-year-old prominent Tantric therapist. Along with his wife, Lokita, Carter founded Ecstatic Living Institute in 1999, just north of the Napa Valley. Lokita Carter has written for the Huffington Post, sharing her experiences with Steve and Tantra.