Humboldt County Sheriff's Office
826 Fourth Street, Eureka, CA 95501

Date: September 18, 2008 From: Brenda Godsey, PIO
(707) 268-3645

Subject: Homicide Investigation Update Case: 200806008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office's investigation into the murder of a San Francisco man is continuing. The victim has been identified as Reetpaul Singh Rana, 35 of San Francisco. An autopsy performed in Sacramento yesterday confirmed that Mr. Rana died from a gunshot wound. At this time, the Sheriff's Office is not releasing any additional information regarding the circumstances of Mr. Rana's death.

As previously released, Mr. Rana's vehicle, a light blue 1996 SAAB four-door sedan, was discovered on a dirt access area on the north side of Big Lagoon on September 10, 2008. Mr. Rana's body was found on Saturday, September 13, 2008 in the area of Dyerville Loop Road north of Alderpoint Road.

Sheriff's Detectives are interested in speaking with anyone who may have had contact with Mr. Rana during recent weeks. Anyone with information about Mr. Rana should call Detective Cheryl Franco at (707) 268-3644 or Sergeant Wayne Hanson at (707) 268-3639.

The attached photos are of Mr. Rana and a vehicle similar to his 1996 SAAB.

GARY PHILP
Sheriff

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