Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 187 PC [Murder]
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187 PC [Murder]
78000 block of Hopper Lane Covelo, Ca
When: Date: 05-25-2014 Time: 7:14 AM
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Rosalena Bell Rodriguez 21 Covelo, Ca
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  Name Age Street Address City, State
Written by: Captain Greg Van Patten
Synopsis: On 05-25-2014 at 7:14 AM the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office was contacted after a motorist found a deceased female adult laying in the roadway in the 78000 block of Hopper Lane in Covelo, California.

The motorist reported the female adult's body appeared to have a gunshot wound to the torso.

Mendocino County Sheriff's Office Deputies responded to the scene and confirmed the presence of the deceased female adult who appeared to have multiple gunshot wounds to her body.

Sheriff's Detectives were summoned to the scene and began a follow up investigation resulting in the female adult being identified as Rosalena Bell Rodriguez of Covelo, California.

A forensic autopsy has been tentatively scheduled for 05-27-2014 and Sheriff's Detectives are continuing their investigation into incident.

Anyone with information that could assist Sheriff's Detectives with their investigation into this incident is urged to leave a message on the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office Tip-Line by calling 707-234-2100.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten