FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
At about 1154 hours today, the Coroner Division of the Marin County Sheriff’s Office was notified
by the National Park Service that the remains of a deceased adult male were recovered from the
surf line near Rodeo beach. The initial 911 call was received at about 1125 hours.
Investigators with the Coroner Division took custody of the remains and have confirmed
identification of the subject as Daniel Lon Dafoe via fingerprint comparison. Mr. Dafoe is a 40-year-old male resident of San Rafael.
The cause and manner of death are under active investigation. A forensic autopsy is scheduled
for early next week. A final cause and manner of death will be pended for results of the autopsy
and toxicology testing, as well as the conclusion of the National Park Service’s investigation. At
this time, no further information will be released by the Coroner Division. All additional inquiries
should be directed to the National Park Service: Alexandra Picavet at 415 786-8021.
Chief Deputy Coroner