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Date Released: 1/29/2013
Subject: Suspicious Death-Final Update
Contact: Lt. Steve Knight
Case No#: 201300336
Released By: Lt. Steve Knight

Location: Ferndale

On 01-29-2013 an autopsy was conducted on Ike Densmore. The medical examiner concluded that Densmores death was self inflicted by a gunshot wound.

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Humboldt County Sheriffs Detectives are continuing with their investigation into this case. The deceased has been positively identified by the Humboldt County Coroners office as Ike Densmore,
49 years old from Menlo Park, California. An autopsy is scheduled for this weekend and may assist further in this investigation. Sheriff’s Detectives believe Densmore may have been in the north coast area for the last few days or more. They are requesting anyone who had contact with him or may have seen him to call lead Detective Rich Schlesiger at 707-268-2539.



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On 01-20-2013, approximately 8:00 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriffs Office was called by a citizen who reported a male possibly deceased located at Centerville Beach, Ferndale. A deputy and medical was dispatched to the scene approximately 1/2 mile south of the parking lot. When the deputy arrived he saw a male located in the area described between the cliffs and the water line. Medical and the deputy determined the male was deceased.
Sheriff’s Detectives and the Coroners Office were summoned to the scene to investigate the death. The death is determined suspicious at this time. The identity of the deceased has not been confirmed. Sheriff’s Detectives are requesting the publics help with this case.

The vehicle: is a Blue with Tan Trim, Eddie Bauer 2000 Ford Explorer, with California Plates.

Deceased male: White male, late 40’s , wearing sweat pants, a sweat shirt, two scarf’s, a beanie and a hoodie

Anyone who may have seen this man at Centerville Beach or has any information regarding this case is requested to call Detective Rich Schlesiger at 1-707-268-3642 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.

The investigation is ongoing and further information may be released in the future.


Mike Downey
Sheriff