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Date Released: 8/27/2003
Subject: Death Investigation Update
Contact: Brenda Gainey
Case No#: 200305658
Released By: Brenda Gainey, PIO

Location: Briceland

The cause of death was determined this morning in the case of Sean Thomas-Butler Akselsen. An autopsy revealed that he died from a single gunshot wound and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has ruled the case a homicide. Akselsen’s body was discover Monday afternoon near Briceland. Investigators from the Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office are continuing the investigation.