◼ Eleven died at the hands of others in Humboldt County in 2009
In 2007 there were five homicides, eight in 2006 and four in 2005. The highest number of homicides in recent history was 14 in 1999.
Four of this year's killings have no arrests or suspects named and in only one case has there been any convictions.
In two of the cases, the suspect was arrested while driving the victim's vehicle.
Feb. 6, Andrew Pease
Feb. 24, Ezra Sanders
May 12 David Fields
June 16 Ted Kilston Stevens
June 23 Brad Masten
Aug. 30 Stephanie Fowler (remains found)
then William John Lundy
Sept. 10 Nicholas Montoya
Oct. 11 Michael Anthony Borcalli, aka Michael Dragon
Nov. 17 Robert Van Alstine
Dec. 13 David Earl Sanford
You could add one more: Whitmill and Flores were charged with murder in the death of Nicole Quigley, though they pled to reduced charges. ◼ Whitmill, Flores take District Attorney's deal.
Then there is:
◼ Monica Bradshaw missing and presumed murdered
◼ Murder files