Sheriff’s Office Searching for Missing Fortuna Man

This is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies are searching for a missing Fortuna man last seen on Highway 36.

Quincy Tod Mendes, 35, was last seen around 5:40 p.m. on Jan. 21, 2018. Mendes was driving eastbound on Highway 36 when he lost control of the vehicle near mile marker 12. Mendes was last seen near the vehicle wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

Mendes is described as a white male adult, 6 feet tall, 155 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. Mendes possibly sustained injuries to his face and head.

Anyone with information regarding Mendes’ location is asked to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251.



  • 3 days later they out out the info that they are looking for him!!!??? WTF why wait so long??? That particular part of Hwy 36 isn’t that dangerous or shouldn’t be at least!!! Not even close to being one of the badder parts of this road!!! But still 3 days after the fact then they release the info!!!??? Strange indeed!!!

  • Just got back from out there knowbody camped in swimmers and the host wasn’t around didn’t see any fresh marks on any trees looked under the redwood house creek bridge and the clay rock bridge and around in the woods I went through there early yesterday before I heard the news and didn’t notice anything

  • I came upon that accident right after it happened. In fact I was unable to stop and ran over his headlight that grated under my car. There was another big 4by4 there almost parked in the road. I didn’t see anyone standing around and assumed that he had been picked up by that truck. When I got home I looked on LoCo to see what was up and it said Hit and Run. There is somewhat of a straight of way before those S curves and it seems like he might have hit that tree pretty hard. I hope he is found safe.

    • Where exactly was that I was going on rumors as far as the location I figured he mighta tried to hide if he saw highway patrol or something hope he’s found safe

      • It was after Redwood House road going south just before you get to those S curves. The beginning of the Swimmers Delight redwoods. Right by the old Strong Station Rd. Hope that helps.

    • What color of big truck was behind the wrecked truck??? And who saw that he had a black hooded sweatshirt on?

  • Right after the big pull out didn’t even peel the bark off tree

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