Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) Homicide (187 PC)
Report Number:
2013-34211 UPDATE    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
Homicide (187 PC)
Location:
31000 Block of Highway 20, Fort Bragg Ca
When: Date: 10-17-13 Time: 1435 Hrs
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Cindy Bao Feng Chen 38 San Francisco, Ca
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
         
Written by: Captain Greg Van Patten
Synopsis: ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE:

On 10-17-13, at 1435 hours, Mendocino County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the 31000 block of Highway 20, Fort Bragg, for a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in the area.

Upon their arrival, Sheriff's deputies located a mini-van parked near the area of the "bark dump". The van was parked in a manner which prevented it from being seen from Highway 20.

Deputies checked the interior of the van and discovered a deceased female in the front driver seat and a deceased male in the front passenger seat. Both victims appeared to have suffered wounds to the head. The exact cause of death is pending the results of an autopsy.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the victims may not be Mendocino County residents. The female victim has been identified, but sheriff's detectives are still attempting to locate her next of kin. The male victim has yet to be positively identified.

Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office "tip line" at (707) 234-2100.

UPDATED PRESS RELEASE:

On 10-19-13 Sheriff's Detectives identified the female victim as being Cindy Bao Feng Chen (38-years-old) from San Francisco, California.

Sheriff's Detectives are still in the process of attempting to identify the male victim and the case is still being actively investigated.

Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office "tip line" at (707) 234-2100.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten