A Minnesota guy is accused of killing his fifty percent-brother, whose overall body was found out partially submerged in water near a Mendocino County beach front previously this 7 days, investigators stated Thursday.

Timothy Dalton Sweet’s entire body was found out just following midnight Monday at the base of a rocky cliff in close proximity to Westport, a small coastal community about 15 miles north of Fort Bragg, according to the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office environment.

Preliminary autopsy final results showed that the 30-year-aged Minneapolis resident died from a physical assault, officials claimed.

His brother, Mark David Schwinghammer, 39, of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, is a suspect in Sweet’s dying. Jail data clearly show Schwinghammer is getting detained without bail at the Mendocino County Jail in Ukiah.

The murder investigation commenced close to 11:15 p.m. Sunday as a welfare examine soon after officials realized Schwinghammer despatched “a threatening text message” to family members associates in the spot and Sweet had wandered from a house in the 37-000 block of Freeway 1 in Westport, in accordance to the Sheriff’s Place of work.

Officials didn’t specify in which Schwinghammer was when he allegedly sent the information or if Sweet was with household associates at the property when the text was received.

Investigators added that customers of the community might have encountered Schwinghammer or Sweet about a mile north of the house at Westport Seashore RV Park, but they didn’t say if the brothers stayed there throughout their take a look at.

Sheriff’s deputies interviewed Schwinghammer about 11:55 p.m. Sunday at an unspecified locale and he explained to them Sweet disappeared just after heading to a seashore to obtain mussels, officials mentioned.

Two deputies searched an space in close proximity to Wages Creek Beach front, in the vicinity of the RV park. They identified Sweet’s system about a quarter-mile south of the seaside.

According to the Sheriff’s Office environment, a soaring tide compelled a single deputy to “tread through deep drinking water to a protected stage along the beach” whilst the other deputy stayed with the sufferer.

Firefighters from Westport and Fort Bragg were being named in to accomplish a cliff rescue and eliminate the deputy and sufferer. The restoration was concluded by 3:45 a.m. Monday.

Investigators served a research warrant at the Westport property later that early morning and Schwinghammer was arrested on suspicion of killing Sweet.

Any person who encountered either brother at the RV park or has additional facts might call investigators at 707-463-4086

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