The Humboldt County Sheriffs Office says they are continuing to investigate the murder of Reetpaul Singh Rana, the San Francisco man whos body was found on Saturday, September 13, 2008 near the Dyerville Loop Road north of Alderpoint Road.
As previously released, Mr. Ranas vehicle, a light blue 1996 SAAB four-door sedan, was discovered on a dirt access area on the north side of Big Lagoon on September 10, 2008. The vehicle had been damaged by fire.
Sheriffs Detectives have determined a person of interest may have been hitchhiking near Big Lagoon on the night of Wednesday, September 10, 2008. That person, Ryan Carroll, may have hitchhiked from Big Lagoon, north on US Highway 101. Sheriffs Detectives are interested in speaking with anyone who may have seen Carroll or given him a ride that evening. (Ryan Carrolls picture is attached).
Anyone with information about Ryan Carroll or this investigation should call Detective Cheryl Franco at (707) 268-3644 or Sergeant Wayne Hanson at (707) 268-3639.