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Date Released: 2/25/2009
Subject: Homicide Investigation Update
Contact: Brenda Godsey, PIO
Case No#: 200901271
Released By: Brenda Godsey

Location: McKinleyville

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation into the homicide of Ezra Charles Sanders. Early yesterday morning Mr. Sanders was found deceased in front of the travel trailer in which he lived. Witnesses reported hearing a gunshot at about 1:00 a.m. and then a car speeding away from the scene.

Investigators have determined the incident was not a drive-by shooting. Additionally, the preliminary evidence indicates that Mr. Sanders was inside his trailer when he was shot. He then exited the trailer and expired near the porch.

Anyone with information regarding Mr. Sanders, locations he frequented, or his acquaintances should call Sheriff’s Detective Troy Garey at (707) 268-3643 or DA Investigator Steve Dunn at (707) 445-7411.



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