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    CA - Mark Maples, 53, Brooktrails, 13 July 2012

    Mark Maples

    At 7:13 pm on 13 July 2012, the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office received a call reporting an assault in the 6600 block of Third Gate Road, Brooktrails CA. Deputies and emergency medical personnel responded. While transiting Sherwood Road, en route to the reported attack, they found a pickup truck parked on the roadside with the victim in the bed. Mark Maples of Ukiah, age 53, was pronounced dead by the roadside.

    Investigation of the crime scene discovered about 1,000 marijuana plants in an illicit plantation. Mark's girlfriend had returned home to find Mark severely beaten about the head. She called for a friend to aid her in lifting Mark into the bed of the pickup truck, so she could transport him to hospital.

    No money or marijuana are known to have been taken during the robbery and homicide.

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    Santa Rosa (CA) Press Democrat, 14 July 2012: http:www.pressdemocrat.com/news/2318454-181/man-killed-near-willits-pot-growing

    Willits (CA) News, 14 July 2012: http://www.willitsnews.com/article/Z...NEWS/120715647

    Lost Coast Outpost, 14 July 2012: https://lostcoastoutpost.com/2012/jul/14/homicide

    The Anderson Valley (CA) Advertiser, 16 July 2012: http://theava.com/archives/16502

    Willits (CA) News, 18 July 2012: http://www.willitsnews.com/article/Z...NEWS/120715331

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    Information concerning this case may be called in to the MCSO Tipline at 707-234-2100. Their Investigative Services Bureau may be emailed at barneys@co.mendocino.ca.us. The Sheriff's Office can also be reached at 951 Low Gap Road, Ukiah, CA 95482.



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