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Humboldt Co. Sheriff’s Office Press Release:

Detectives from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office are currently investigating a death that has been determined to be suspicious and suspected to be a homicide.  The location of occurrence is the 3700 block of Rancho Sequoia Drive, Alderpoint, CA.

The reporting party called the Sheriff’s Office at 8:50 AM.  The reporting party stated that she had not heard from her step-father for the last four (4) days and drove to his residence in the 3700 block of Rancho Sequoia Drive.  When she arrived she discovered her 57 year old step-father was deceased.  Deputies and Detectives were dispatched to the residence and have ruled the death to be suspicious and are investigating the death as a homicide.

Detectives are looking for a black 2000 Jeep Cherokee, CA 5HNG536 which may be driven by Anthony Ray Lane, WMA, 510, 185, red and brown (DOB 09-18-1975).  Lane is a person of interest in this investigation and is being sought for questioning by the Sheriff’s Office.  Persons should not approach Lane, if located, and are asked to call the Sheriff’s Office if he is spotted.  The lead investigator is Detective Franco (707) 268-3644 or (707) 445-7251.

The motive for this suspected homicide is not known at this time.  Detectives are just now arriving at the time of this release.  The name of the victim is not being released until additional family members can be notified.  Due to the infancy of this investigation, the suspected cause of death is not being released, and will be once the Coroner is able to arrange for an autopsy.

Lane in 2005

                                                              Lane in 2008