Friends of Missing Man With Mental Health Issues Tell More Details and Ask for Help
Friends of Ivan Linan who went missing in the Carlotta area on Wednesday have reached out to us to offer more information of the circumstances of his disappearance in hopes that anyone who has seen him will offer information.
One friend, Iban Fernandez, who was with Linan sent us the following report of what he said occurred.
Iván came to California traveling in good conditions.
He was getting progresive shy, sad, and scared.
From thanks giving he started making strange coments about people trying to hurt, kidnap ir take pictures from him.
Paranoia was getting bigger and bigger every day.
We actualy changed his flight date to the Next day so he [could] go Home asap(from 12/2 to 11/29).
27th we were having dinner normaly. I just leave him during a couple of minutes and when i came back he was outdoors calling police cause “some mexican guys wanted to kidnap him”
28th in the morning we went to a mental hospital centre but we get no help
We spend the day triying to changed the date of the flight. We did and then decided to grab a friend’s car, one in good conditions to go to Francisco.
We were in our way to met our friend’s on [Hwy] 36 when suddenly he grab the steering wheel and we Crash with a fallen tree.
After that he got agressive, hitting things and me.
We where fighting during a while, and when i tried to get help stopped a cargo he ran away into the woods
Yesterday, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office issued the following information about the search for the missing man.
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office continues to search for missing person Ivan Linan.
On Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office initiated a ground search of the area near mile post marker 12 on Highway 36 (Carlotta area) with the Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Posse, Humboldt County Parks and a Coast Guard Helicopter. On Thursday, Nov. 30 a CHP Helicopter out of Redding assisted with the search.
Linan had an airline ticket to Spain out of the Oakland airport scheduled for 8 p.m. on Nov. 29. According to the airline, he did not board the flight. Linan may be en-route to the Bay Area.
Ivan Linan is described as a light complected male, in his 40’s, approximately 5′ 08″ tall, 165 pounds, thin build, brown hair, brown eyes, “reddish” colored mustache/beard. He was last seen wearing a black, “mountain jacket”, dark colored waterproof “mountain pants”.
Anyone with information regarding Linan’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251.
Earlier Chapter: Missing Man May Be Suffering From Mental Health Crisis