Human Remains Found Close to Where Car of Missing Man Was Located Months Ago
On Sunday the remains of a man were discovered near the Gasquet Orleans Road, confirmed Del Norte County Sheriff’s Department Commander Bill Steven. The body was found close to where the 1999 Ford Escort belonging to Jack Hogle, age 40 was found several months ago.
Steven said Hogle was reported missing this summer and the body is believed to be his. “We suspect that it is probably him but, before we say that it is him, we have to do some DNA or some dental comparisons,” he said.
“We don’t suspect foul play,” Steven said explaining that the remains were found with a noose and suicide is a possibility. “The case is still under investigation though,” he added.
Steven indicated that the remains had been disturbed by wild animals but that “there is enough left to make a comparison with dental records.”
The time it takes to confirm an individual’s identity with dental records varies widely, Steven explained. “It can take two days to two to four months,” he said. If investigators can quickly find a dentist the missing person used regularly, it could happen relatively soon. Or, he said, Investigators could “labor for weeks or months” to find a dentist used by the missing man.
Jack Hogle, a recent resident of Del Norte County had previously lived in Yreka. He appears on the California Megan’s Law website as a registered sex offender which states he has been in violation of his registration requirements since April 19th of this year. (See photo right from that website.)