The following is a press release issued by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. This has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On 09-24-2023 at 2:08 AM Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to a reported physical assault in Point Arena, California.
The Sheriff’s Office received a telephone call from a family member reporting that they had learned that their family member (adult male) had been physically assaulted while at a bar in the City of Point Arena. This physical assault had apparently occurred hour(s) prior to the call to the Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies arrived in Point Arena and began searching for the adult male, subsequently locating him on Ten Mile Cut Off Road, a significant distance away from the bar.
The adult male was obviously deceased and the condition of his body led Deputies to believed that he was the victim of a homicide.
The Sheriff’s Detectives were summoned to the scene and are in the midsts of an active investigation. They are being assisted by investigators with the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office and criminalist with the California Department of Justice.
No further information is available for public release at this time due to the active investigation.
There is currently a significant law enforcement presence in Point Arena in connection with this investigation.
Due to active crime scene investigation/processing the following areas will be inaccessible due to road closure(s) in Point Arena:
Ten Mile Cut Off Road from Schooner Gulch Road to Iversen Road.
These road closure(s) are expected to remain in place for the remainder of the day (09-24-23).
Anyone with information that may assist investigators are urged to call the Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center at 707-463-4086.