Hiker Discovers Human Remains East of Fort Bragg

Mendocino County Sheriff’s Dept. Press Release:

On 01-13-2013 at 1440 hours a Deputy Sheriff was dispatched to contact a person who had reportedly discovered the presence of human skeletal remains near the city of Fort Bragg.

Upon contact the person said they had been hiking near the California Pacific Railroad approximately 2 miles east of the city of Fort Bragg when they discovered the remains.

The Deputy Sheriff responded to the location the person described and confirmed the presence of human skeletal remains.

Sheriff’s Detectives were summoned to the scene and began further investigations.

At this time Detectives have reason to believe the remains are of a missing person that appeared to have disappeared voluntarily within the last few months from the Fort Bragg area.

The identity of the missing person is being withheld pending positive identification of the skeletal remains.

Detectives are currently following up on workable leads in an attempt to make a positive identification of the skeletal remains.


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