◼ 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.
◼ Unidentified man found dead at Mad River bar 12/14/2009
◼ Name of dead man released 12/15/2009