The late Deanna Esmaeel’s boyfriend, Edward Patrick Davies, has been named as the suspect in her murder.
Davies legally changed his name from Daniel James Walter in July.
Edward Patrick Davies is 54 years old while his lover, Esmaeel was 67 years old.
Davies was last seen in the area of North Bank Road in Crescent City at 7:43 a.m. on Oct.12.
He drives a black Mazda 4-door sedan with a California license plate number 6JYD676, according to law enforcement officials.
Police described Davies as 54-years-old, with brown hair, blue eyes, 6 feet tall and approximately 180 lbs.
Deanna Esmaeel, the mother of “The Sandlot” actor Marty York and a sheriff’s deputy in Del Norte County, California, was found dead in her home Thursday morning.
Esmaeel’s body was discovered inside her home on North Bank Road in Crescent City, California, at about 10 a.m. Thursday, Sheriff Garrett Scott told the Wild Rivers Outpost on Friday.
“We are all deeply heartbroken with the loss of Deputy Esmaeel,” Scott said in a statement. “Our hearts and prayers go out to her family, friends, and co-workers.”
According to Scott, a staff member was sent to Esmaeel’s home after she failed to show up for work or answer any phone calls.
Esmaeel became a sheriff’s deputy on March 19, 2021 after taking an oath of office and being sworn in by then-sheriff Erik Apperson.
According to a Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post, she was fulfilling a “lifelong goal” to help people.