Death on Friday in Hoopa Being Investigated as a Homicide

Homicide investigation

Background photo by Oliver Cory


This is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be 
presumed innocent until proven guilty:

On Friday, September 9, 2016 at about 9:00 p.m. Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs responded to a residence on Shoemaker Rd in Hoopa for a report of a physical altercation. Emergency medical personnel were first to arrive on scene and located an unresponsive male. Shortly thereafter, the unresponsive male was pronounced deceased by medical personnel. Deputies, Detectives, and a Coroner arrived on scene to investigate. This case is currently being investigated as a homicide.

The decedent has been identified as 36 year old Hoopa resident Omar Thunder Dean, IV.

An autopsy has been scheduled for Saturday, September 17th.

Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Musson at (707) 268-3643.

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