FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
At about 0929 hours, 01/13/2016, the Coroner Division of the Marin County Sheriff’s Office was
notified that the remains of a deceased adult male were recovered from a rocky surf line along
Bolinas beach, about 1⁄4 west of Brighton Ave. The decedent’s identification was unknown at the
onset of the investigation. No personal property or identification was found on the subject’s
remains. Two of his shirts had markings from different organizations in Stockton, CA. Coroner
personnel contacted these organizations and found no potential matches to employees or
Due to the decedent’s extended exposure to ocean waters, fingerprinting was difficult and
useable prints for identification purposes were initially unobtainable. Over the following weeks
the Coroner Division worked closely with the CA Dept. of Justice’s Missing & Unidentified
Person Section (MUPS), in an effort to compare the decedent to known missing persons. All
potential matches were ruled out during this time period.
On 02/02/2016, following several days of additional efforts to extract a useable fingerprint from
the decedent, a readable fingerprint was obtained. The decedent was subsequently identified
as Shawn Steven Hurlock, a 52-year-old male out of Stockton, CA. Mr. Hurlock had not been
reported as missing. Authorities have escorted the subject off the Golden Gate Bridge twice in
the past. At this time, investigators are working with authorities at the Golden Gate Bridge to
review security footage on or near the bridge, to ascertain if this subject was seen in the area in
the days prior to his remains being found.
A forensic autopsy was conducted on 01/21/2016; the cause and manner of death are under
active investigation. A final cause and manner of death will be pended for results of toxicology
testing. At this time, no further information will be released by the Coroner Division.
Chief Deputy Coroner