Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Another body

Unidentified man found dead at Mad River bar 12/14/2009
Name of dead man released 12/15/2009
The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office has released the name of a man found dead on a Mad River bar Sunday.

The death of David Earl Sanford, 47, is being treated as suspicious. It is believed Sanford was a transient living in a tent found near his body.

He had some visible injuries, but it is unclear if they contributed to his death, the Sheriff's Office said.

The Sheriff's Office is not releasing any other details about the injuries. An autopsy is tentatively being scheduled for later in the week.

Sanford's body was found around 10 a.m. Sunday near Boyd Road on the south side of the river.

Anyone with information on Sanford can call Detective Troy Garey at 268-3643.

Detectives trying to track down witnesses in homicide case
Detectives investigating the death of a man whose body was found earlier this month on a Mad River bar are following up on leads, but some of the people they want to talk to are seemingly hard to find.

The death of David Earl Sanford, 47, of Fieldbrook, was ruled a homicide Friday after a forensic pathologist examined the body, which was found Dec. 13.

Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Wayne Hanson said the detectives working the case have been talking to some people of interest, but others, because they are believed to be transients, have been hard to track down.

When Sanford's body was found it had visible injuries, but it is still unclear if the injuries contributed to his death.

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