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Date Released: 2/24/2009
Subject: Homicide Investigation Update
Contact: Brenda Godsey, PIO
Case No#: 200901271
Released By: Brenda Godsey

Location: McKinleyville

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the name of this morning’s homicide victim. Ezra Charles Sanders, 30, was found deceased shortly after 1:00 this morning. He was discovered lying near the porch of his travel trailer in a McKinleyville where he resided. The preliminary investigation indicates that Mr. Sanders was shot with a handgun. An autopsy is tentatively scheduled for tomorrow.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation should call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251.