Spyrock Homicide Victim Identified

Previously: Man Found Dead near Hundreds of Budding Marijuana Plants

Mendocino Co. Sheriff Press Release:

On 06-19-2013 Sheriff’s Detectives were able to identify the victim as being Hugo Olea-Lopez a 23-year-old adult male from Upper Lake, California.

The same day a forensic autopsy was conducted and the preliminary findings showed Olea-Lopez appeared to have died as the result of a single gunshot wound to the torso.

Sheriff’s Detectives are continuing their investigation and have yet to determine a motive or identity of any suspect(s) in connection with the homicide.

To date Sheriff’s Detectives have been aided in their investigation by members of the California Highway Patrol, California Department of Fish & Wildlife, Mendocino Major Crimes Task Force, County of Mendocino Marijuana Eradication Team, Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office and Ukiah Police Department.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office Tip-Line by calling 707-234-2100.


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