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Identities of Novato fatalities released

Identities of Novato fatalities released

On May 17, 2017, at approximately 0830 hours, a 911 call was received reporting two people were found deceased inside a private residence on the 600 block of Bugeia Lane in Novato.  Responding Deputy Sheriff’s arrived and found those two people had sustained gunshot wounds.

The decedents have been identified as follows:

     1.  Michael PUIG DE VALL, 84-years-old, resident of Novato

     2.  Anita PUIG DE VALL, 79-years-old, resident of Novato

The decedents were confirmed to be a married couple. 

There is no evidence suggestive of other people being involved in this incident.

A post mortem examination and toxicology testing have been scheduled. The cause and manner of death will be pending toxicology results and the conclusion of the investigation by the Marin County Sheriff’s Office. No further information will be released by the Coroner Division at this time, as this in active investigation. Any further questions regarding the incident should be directed to the Investigations Division of the Marin County Sheriff’s Office: Lt. Jamie Scardina /

The Marin County Sheriff’s Office and personnel of the Coroner Division offers our condolences to the family and friends of Mr. and Mrs. De Vall. 


Kenneth Advincula
Coroner Investigator