Car Located Off of Mattole Road Leads to Discovery of Body
Efforts are underway this evening to recover a body on a hillside near the 130,000 block of Mattole Road which is southwest of Ferndale about 10 miles. A local resident discovered a car on their property today. According to Lt. Ken Swithenbank of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, the car was listed to a missing person. This led to a search and a body was discovered on a nearby hillside.
The coroner was called and a helicopter was requested to retrieve the body. Recovery efforts are underway now. An investigation is ongoing but, at this time, no foul play is suspected.