Police said they aren’t optimistic they’ll ever find out what happened to a 23-year-old Huntington Beach surfer whose body was found in a San Diego alley, after a toxicology report released Tuesday left his cause of death undetermined.
Dane Williams, a marketing intern for the Costa Mesa-based Hurley International company, was in San Diego for a convention in late January when he mysteriously disappeared. His body was found in an alley three days later.
“Unexplained deaths happen from time to time,” said San Diego police Lt. Kevin Rooney of the homicide unit. “I don’t think that’s going to change [here] unless we find someone that tells us the story about what happened and could take that back to the doctor and enable them to round-table with it.”
Williams was last seen at 2 a.m Jan. 26 leaving the Hard Rock Cafe in the Gaslamp District in San Diego. A bystander found Williams’ body three days later, wrapped in a blanket and fully clothed miles away. Police said there were no obvious signs of a homicide.