Hum. Co. Sheriff asking for help with homicide investigation

Date:  November 18, 2009                                                         From:  Brenda Godsey, PIO
(707) 268-3645

Subject:  Homicide Investigation Update                                               Cases: 200907665


The Sheriff’s Office is releasing the name of today’s homicide victim.  Robert B. Van Alstine, 30 and transient, succumbed to his injuries today at about noon. 

The Sheriff’s Office is asking for help from the public in this investigation.  Mr. Van Alstine was a white male adult, about 5’8" tall and weighing 170 pounds.  He had long brown hair and green eyes.  Mr. Van Alstine had several distinctive tattoos including an "anarchy" symbol on his neck and a vertical stripe over his right eye.  Anyone with information about Mr. Van Alstine or this case should call Detective Troy Garey or Sergeant Wayne Hanson at (707) 268-3639.

Additional information regarding this case will be released as it becomes available and appropriate.

Gary Philp

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