[UPDATE 1:34 p.m.] Radio Granada Reports That, According to Family and Friends, the Body Found Near the Confluence of the Van Duzen and the Eel Belongs to Missing Person Ivan Linan
A Spanish radio station, Radio Granada, began reporting today that the body found Monday at the confluence of the Van Duzen and the Eel River belonged to Ivan Linan, a Spanish national that went missing in November on Hwy 36.
According to Google’s Spanish to English translator,
Marta Cárceles, who is a friend of Ivan and has been in contact with the investigation at all times, has explained to Radio Granada that “we can now confirm that it is Ivan”, and has detailed that “we can confirm it by the photos received from there, they show the tattoo he has on his leg. ” It also confirms the…outcome of a test of the victim’s dental record…
The family intends that Ivan’s body be brought to Spain without the need for DNA testing, as requested by the California police, because this procedure delays the repatriation several weeks…
Linan went missing, according to a friend, after becoming progressively more paranoid. “From thanks giving he started making strange coments about people trying to hurt, kidnap ir take pictures from him,” wrote Iban Fernandez, who was driving the car that Linan was in when he disappeared.
“We were in our way to met our friend’s on [Hwy] 36,” Fernandez stated, “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…he ran away into the woods.”
UPDATE 1:34 p.m.: The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson, Samantha Karges, confirmed the above information. “We have positively ID’d the body as Ivan Linan,” she said.
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