The death of Roseville restaurateur Steve Pease continues to be a mystery.

His death is still listed as "undetermined." His rental car has yet to be found. And the reason for Steve Pease to drop off the map and turn up dead off the Mendocino coast continues to confound investigators.

What is known: Sometime around Halloween Pease rented a car in Portland and drove to Fort Bragg, a trip he told his wife he was taking to clear his head.

Pease's restaurant was in default on its loan from the Roseville Redevelopment concern.

Now, it appears the restaurant will be deeded over to the redevelopment corporation from his estate.

The director of the agency says he'd like to see the restaurant reopened if possible.