Vehicle and Dog Found in Fort Bragg Homicide Case
Press release from the Fort Bragg Police Department:
On January 2, 2016, officers of the Fort Bragg Police Department conducted a welfare check at an address located in the 100 block of Morrow Street in the city of Fort Bragg. Upon making entry into the residence, officers discovered the resident, Dennis Boardman, deceased on the floor inside.
Due to the suspicious nature of the discovery, officers secured the residence in order to obtain a search warrant and continue their investigation. Officers further discovered that Boardman’s dog “Bugsey”, and his red 1990 Chevrolet pick-up truck equipped with a homemade camper, were not at the location. A statewide BOLO (Be On the Look Out) was issued for Boardman’s vehicle.
In the early morning hours of January 3, 2016, the Fort Bragg Police Department received notification from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, that Boardman’s vehicle had been located and recovered near the community of Carpinteria in southern Santa Barbara County. It was reported that Boardman’s unoccupied vehicle had been located by Sheriff’s Deputies on December 30, and Boardman’s dog was removed from the vehicle due to lack of food or water. Upon the issuance of the BOLO for Boardman’s vehicle in regard to this case, Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Deputies recognized the vehicle based on the description, and returned to the location and recovered it as evidence in this case.
This investigation is ongoing, and the Fort Bragg Police Department will continue to update the public and media as information is received and becomes releasable.
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