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Ferndale murder suspect located in California

An impromptu memorial outside of a Portal Way business after the owner was murdered (July 8, 2022). Photo: Whatcom News

FERNDALE, Wash. — Officials with the Ferndale Police Department announced today, Monday, July 11th, that they had received information that Todd Daniel Andersen, age 48, wanted for a murder in Ferndale last week, had been located deceased in California.

According to an email from FPD Spokesperson Riley Sweeney, FPD detectives had received information on Saturday, July 9th, that Andersen had been located in northern California.

Andersen allegedly sent an email to a family member on Friday evening indicating that he was in the Clear Creek area of Lassen County in California. It was reported that he had childhood connections to that area.

Clear Creek area of Lassen County in California

The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office was notified and Saturday afternoon they advised the Ferndale Police Department that they had spotted Andersen. “At approximately 5:20pm, Lassen County deputies notified the Ferndale Police Department that as deputies attempted to contact Andersen, he took his own life by shooting himself,” Sweeney said in the email.


  1. Debbie Cameron Hand July 11, 2022

    Todd was a wonderful person! Sometimes bad people make good people do bad things by pushing him to the point of snapping! And that is what happened. Todd was not violent, or dangerous a day in his life. He was kind and a loving person , I have known him all his life. Rest in Peace Todd! We love 💕💕💕💕💕 you!

  2. Ellaina Joy July 11, 2022

    So, what exactly are you saying? I’m trying to understand? Are you are saying that the victim was a bad man who pushed his murderer to snap and kill him?

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