Possibly Wall Spider

Subject:  Mysterious insect or arachnid
Geographic location of the bug:  Orange county, CA
Date: 08/03/2018
Time: 06:36 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hello! I found a dead bug today and it is very very small, the pictures I took are through a basic magnifying glass with my cell phone.  What is throwing me off about this guy is that it looks a lot like a little spider, but from what I can tell, it’s only got 6 legs.  It’s too small for me to really thoroughly inspect it (which is really bugging me!), but with some tweezers I can tell that it’s kind of flat like an unfed tick, and the pincer-looking things might be curled antennae. Thank you!
How you want your letter signed:  Emily

Possibly Wall Spider (far right)

Dear Emily,
Did you find this creature indoors, possibly on a window sill?  Though your image clearly illustrates scale thanks to the inclusion of a penny, it is difficult to make out any details.  We believe this might be a Wall Spider in the genus 
OecobiusBugGuide has some detailed images for comparison.

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