Grieving Sister Waits to Learn Whether Remains Found Near Hoopa Belong to Jeff Joseph
Could human remains discovered January 28 near Hoopa belong to Jeff Joseph who has been missing since 2014? His sister Vikki Joseph is waiting to hear answers as law enforcement investigates.
“This last week was Jeff’s birthday,” Vikki said. She’s missing her brother terribly. She’s hoping to find some answers but at the same time she doesn’t want to learn he is dead.
Joseph, a marijuana collective owner, disappeared on a trip to Humboldt County in June of 2014. His phone pinged for the final time in the vicinity of Bloody Camp within 20 miles of property he was leasing near Weitchpec. With the criminal investigation opened after human remains were found late last month near Redwood Grove Road in the Hoopa area, his sister Vikki Joseph says she is anxiously “waiting on those remains to be identified.”
If the remains belong to her brother, she needs answers on how he got there. If the remains aren’t his, she hopes that renewed attention to his case might give her clues on what has happened to her brother.
Cell phone records are consistent with Jeff driving up I-5 on June 20, 2014 and reaching the Weitchpec/Hoopa area on the morning of June 21 after driving through the Willow Creek area. The last ping reportedly came around 11:20 a.m. from Bloody Camp cell tower.
He was driving a green 1998 Toyota Rav4 with an LSU sticker on the back window. The vehicle has Louisiana license plate #XMZO62.
Neither the vehicle nor Jeff has been seen since. If you have any information, please contact the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251.
There is a $10,000 reward for finding Jeff and for the arrest and conviction of the people responsible for his disappearance.
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