Man found dead in Glendale motel had been accused of molestation

A Northern California man found dead in a Glendale motel earlier this month had been accused of molesting a girl in Ukiah seven years ago, officials said. Tommy tonkin

Thomas P. Tonkin, 61, was found dead Oct. 19 in a room at the Chariot Inn on East Colorado Avenue.

Coroner’s officials were waiting for a toxicology report to determine a cause of death.

But a statement from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Department noted that empty prescription medication containers and half-empty liquor bottles were found in the room.

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