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Date Released: 6/11/2013
Subject: Attempted Homicide
Contact: Lt. Steve Knight
Case No#: 201302828
Released By: Lt. Steve Knight

Location: Dinsmore

On 06-11-2013, approximately 1:00 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a citizen in the 37000 block of Highway 36, Dinsmore. The citizen told the dispatcher that his neighbors had been severely beaten and needed medical help and law enforcement immediately. Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies and Emergency Medical Services Personnel responded to the scene. Deputies located two victims, a 55 year old male and 27 year old female. The male had been severely beaten and the female appears to have been shot. The male and female were transported to a local hospital for treatment. The female is currently in critical, but stable condition and is being airlifted to a hospital out of the area. The male is in stable condition and is currently in a local hospital. Deputies have secured the residence and property. A Humboldt County Superior Court Search Warrant has been obtained and deputies and detectives are searching the property, attempting to locate and interview witnesses, and determine a motive for this crime.
At this point in the investigation it is believed at least two suspects are involved and are still at large. There are no suspect descriptions at this time. Further information will be released in the future as more information becomes available.
Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case is encouraged to call lead Investigator Detective Cheryl Franco at 268-3644 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.

Mike Downey




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