Idling Car Alerts Authorities to Missing Man–Authorities Unable to Contact Man’s Family Either
Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Press Release:
On 09/02/2013 at approximately 1345 hours, Deputies received a call for service regarding suspicious circumstances at mile post marker 83.30 on North Highway 1 in Westport.
Upon arrival Deputies contacted a California Highway Patrol Officer and the female who initially reported the observed incident and summoned law enforcement. Deputies learned that at about 1330 hours, the female discovered that the engine was running in an unoccupied white 1999 Cadillac Deville in the pullout along the highway at the above location. The female observed the same vehicle parked at the same location at about 1000 hours. The female attempted to locate the person associated with the vehicle without success.
With the assistance of the California Highway Patrol, Deputies searched the area and were unable to locate anyone associated with the vehicle. Deputies attempted to make contact with Patrick Guzman[age 70], who the registered owner of the vehicle, at his place of residence in Fort Bragg without success.
On 09/03/2013, Deputies were still unable to locate Guzman or make contact with any of his family members.
Based on the circumstances, Deputies generated a documentation report for a missing person. Guzman’s whereabouts are presently unknown and the circumstances surrounding his vehicle are unknown. Anyone with information that could assist Deputies with this investigation is asked to call the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 961-2421.