Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) Coroner's Investigation
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Coroner's Investigation
300 block of Mac Millan Drive Hopland, Ca
When: Date: 11-06-2013 Time: 1346 hours
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Casimir Janusz 36 Ukiah, Ca
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  Name Age Street Address City, State
Written by: Captain Greg Van Patten
Synopsis: On 11-06-2013 at 1346 hours Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to a rural piece of private property located in the 300 block of Mac Millan Drive in Hopland, California.

Upon arrival Deputies contacted an adult female who said she had been walking her dog on the property.

The adult female reported she found a deceased person in a brushy area while on the walk and contacted the Sheriff's Office as a result.

Upon conducting scene investigations the deceased person was identified as being Casimir Janusz, who was reported as being a missing person to the Ukiah Police Department on 10-16-2013.

Janusz was believed to have gone missing in the same area and several law enforcement initiated searches after his disappearance focused on terrain approximately 1/4 mile away from where his body was ultimately found.

An autopsy has been scheduled for 11-07-2013 as part of the coroner's investigation but initial scene information suggests Janusz died as the result of suicide with a firearm.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten