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Date Released: 2/9/2005
Subject: Human Remains Identified
Contact: Brenda Gainey
Case No#: 200401181
Released By: Brenda Gainey, PIO

Location: Pepperwood

The body of an adult male that was found near Pepperwood almost a year ago has been identified through DNA comparison. The body was that of Robert John Tobaka, 53 of Eureka. The cause death of cannot be released at this time, but Humboldt County Sheriff’s Detectives are investigating the case as a homicide.

On February 18, 2004 the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a dead body found near Pepperwood. A man walking his dog in the woods had discovered the body. A few weeks later, on March 15, 2003, Mr. Tobaka was reported missing to the Eureka Police Department. The Eureka Police Department subsequently forwarded their inform