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Date Released: 9/16/2009
Subject: Hoopa Death Investigation - Update
Contact: Brenda Godsey, PIO
Case No#: 200906089
Released By: Brenda Godsey

Location: Hoopa

An autopsy was performed yesterday evening on Nicholas Adam Montoya, the victim of last week’s homicide in Hoopa. The cause of death was determined to be a gunshot wound.

As this is an ongoing investigation, the Sheriff’s Office is not releasing other details about Mr. Montoya’s injuries including how many times he was shot, where on his body he was wounded, or what caliber of gun was used in the crime.

Anyone with information about his case should call Detective Steve Quenell or Detective Rich Schlesiger at (707) 445-7251.