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Date Released: 1/16/2004
Subject: Missing Teenagers
Contact: Brenda Gainey, PIO
Case No#: 200400160
Released By: Brenda Gainey

Location: Eureka

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating two missing Eureka teenagers. Sean Paul Sutton and Ethan Jeremy Rice, both 16, were reported missing on January 08,2004. Both families reported that their sons were runaways who were likely en route to Mexico. The boys were last seen on January 8, 2004 at about 11:00 AM at a gas station in Piercy, CA. They are believed to be traveling in a 1991 Chevy ¾ ton, two-tone tan and brown pickup truck with a brown canopy. There is damage to the right side. The truck has California license plate number 7E12584.

The boys’ descriptions:

Sean Paul Sutton – White Juvenile Male
Height: 6’0” Weight: 156 Eyes: Green Hair: Brown
A poster of Sean is available at

Ethan Jeremy Rice – White Juvenile Male
Height: 5’8” Weight: 150 Eyes: Blue Hair: Blonde

Anyone with information about the boys’ whereabouts should call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251.

Pictures are available for pick-up at the Sheriff’s Office’s front counter in Eureka or they can be emailed upon request at (707) 268-3645.




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