Huntington Beach

HBPD offers a $5000 reward

DETECTIVES in Huntington Beach are asking for the public’s help in solving a 2014 homicide. A reward of $5000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer (Shutterstock).

Detectives from the Huntington Beach Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance in providing information on a shooting that occurred in 2014 that resulted in the death of a 44-year-old male.


On May 10, 2014, at approximately 11 p.m., a man by the name of Tyrrell “T-Rex” Rathbun was shot and killed in the south alley of the 200 block of Memphis Avenue in Huntington Beach. Rathbun is believed to have been homeless at the time of the incident and was in possession of a black beach cruiser bicycle. HBPD detectives investigated the case and conducted extensive follow-up, which included interviewing over 100 people, however no arrest was made and the case has remained open.

The HBPD, in partnership with Orange County Crime Stoppers, is offering up to a $5,000 cash reward for any information provided that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murder of Rathbun.

Recently, a new witness contacted the police department to provide information and detectives are now actively working the case.

The public’s assistance is requested and for anyone with information to call the HBPD Tip Line at (714) 375-5066. Members of the public wishing to remain anonymous may contact Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227) or visit to provide tips.

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  1. shot multiple times is usually anger, few bums have weapons much less firearms even more so excess rounds to waste, likely the homeowner nearest the location of the body’s resting place and not the multi-unit domiciles rather the single family and most likely the privileged prop 13 one closest to the body, and it may not Be murder or even negligent but a non-criminal homocide for the first shot, the rest of the discharged rounds were in anger, any defense attorney would postulate the first round killed the Man, the others were an ill disciplined exercise of anger.

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