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Date Released: 1/21/2005
Subject: Human Remains Founds
Contact: Brenda Gainey, PIO
Case No#: 200305296
Released By: Brenda Gainey

Location: Honeydew

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Investigators recovered the body of an adult man yesterday after being led to some private property about five miles east of Honeydew. The body has been preliminarily identified as that of Rex Donald Shinn who was reported missing on July 19, 2003. An autopsy is tentatively scheduled for next week to positively identify the remains.

Mr. Shinn was 32 when he was reported missing in the summer of 2003; his truck was found abandoned in Petrolia on August 30, 2003.

Sheriff Detectives have been investigating the case as a homicide. Detectives believe they know who killed Mr. Shinn and will be forwarding their case to the District Attorney’s Office.