‘They Found the Body of My Attacker,’ Says Scotia Man as Deputies Investigate a Dead Body Found Near His Home
A body has been found in the Scotia area and a 64-year-old man, John Pineal, attacked on Friday, September 18, wrote on a webpage about the incident that the individual was his assailant. This afternoon he stated, “They found the body of my attacker ~60 feet from my home. The Sheriff’s deputy is taking photographs of the body now.”
Pineal states on the webpage that after answering a knock on his door on the 18th, a man pushed his way into the home and pulled a gun on him. He wrote, “I instinctively grabbed the revolver over the cylinder with my left hand and started to wrestle it away. But he starts to punch me with his left hand as I lean back to get my hidden weapon….he hit me with his left hand … I reached over with my free right hand and pulled off the shelf at knee height the Elk Ridge Kukri or ‘Gurka knife’ which I had just bought from Big 5 three days before.”
Using the knife, Pineal says he “chopped” at his assailant. As the struggle continued, the assailant ended up with the knife but Pineal says he got the gun. Another man, he says, came in and assisted the assailant in leaving. [Read the complete story here.]
Deputies from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department arrived after receiving a call from Pineal and, attempted to track the assailant’s bloody trail. [See previous story here.] They were not successful.
On September 30th, Pineal wrote, “I think the Sheriff’s deputies should check out my ‘side yard’ again which is the Eel River frontage. It smells like there is a dead body over there. I don’t think that guy made it 100 feet from my house before he died.”
On the first of October, he wrote, “I don’t have to do anything now except wait. I faithfully reported the smell and the deputies that came out last night and just looked for about ten minutes. They could smell the odor but said that it was not strong enough to be a person, maybe a dog which I think is Humboldteze for ‘call us back when the odor gets too strong for us to ignore.'”
[For photos and Pineal’s full account, click here.]
Below is a poster that Pineal sent us earlier. He now writes that the reward is $5000.