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.
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.