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Missing Persons and Cold Cases
Missing Persons | Cold Cases

If you have any information on any missing person in Mendocino County, please contact 463-4086.

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Missing Persons

 


Erik Lamberg

Erik Lamberg

 

 

On May 29, 2013 around 9:31 PM the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office received a call from a family member of Erik Lamberg. The family member stated Erik was experiencing difficulties with his vehicle when she last spoke to him on May 26, 2013 around 11:30 PM. At that time Erik had his vehicle, a silver 2004 Honda Odyssey, towed to Laytonville when it broke down in Leggett. He had the vehicle repaired and stayed two nights at a local hotel in Laytonville at which time he phoned his family and said he was "fine". The family has not seen or heard from Erik since. A missing persons case was taken and a "be on the lookout" (BOLO) issued to all northern California law enforcement agencies.

Deputies later confirmed Erik's vehicle was repaired by a local mechanic and he had stayed in the motel for two nights, but had checked out on May 28, 2013.

On June 1, 2013 the Sheriff's Office received a report of an abandoned vehicle approximately 20 miles west of Willits on Sherwood Road. Deputies responded and located Erik's vehicle. It appeared the vehicle had gotten stuck in a ditch in the road and was abandoned. Search efforts around the vehicle were conducted but Erik was not located. The vehicle was towed to clear the road.

The missing person is described as being 51 years old, 6'05" tall, weighing approximately 200 pounds, having "sandy" blond hair and blue eyes. It is unknown what clothing he had on when he went missing. The family related that Erik may be experiencing mental health issues but has shown no violent tendencies in the past.

The Sheriff's Office is requesting anyone who has information or who might have seen Erik to contact the Sheriff's Dispatch Center at (707)463-4086.

  

  • Age at time of disappearance: 51 years-old
  • Height: 6 feet 5 inches
  • Weight: 200 pounds
  • Hair: Light Brown
  • Eye color: Blue


On April 4, 2013 at approximately 10:30 pm, the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office initiated an investigation into the whereabouts of Genevieve Kathryn Alexander after her boyfriend reported her as being a missing person.

The boyfriend last saw Alexander walking away from the couple's residence located at the Pomo Campground on April 4, 2013 at 3:30 pm.

Alexander was wearing a maroon fleece type of jacket, dark colored pants and dark colored tennis shoes at the time of her disappearance. It was suspected at the time of Alexander's disappearance that she was having a delusional episode.

A Deputy Sheriff conducted an immediate area search of the bluffs/beaches of Sunset Way, Belinda Point, Schoefer Lane and Pacific Way. These locations were identified as being locations where Alexander frequented on occasion but the Deputy Sheriff was unable to locate Alexander.

On April 5, 2013 at approximately 9:00 am, Sheriff's Office investigators, with the aid of the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue Team, initiated a further search for Alexander.

During the search it was learned that a resident who lived adjacent to the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens (18220 North Highway 1) had contacted a person trespassing on their property on April 4, 2013 at approximately 4:00 pm. The person that was trespassing matched Alexander's physical and clothing description.

A Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue Team bloodhound (K9) began a scent search from the location of the trespass scene and ended behind the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens along the bluff line at a trailhead that lead downward toward the beach. 

While conducting a search of the beach, a pair was pants was found floating in the ocean a short distance out from the beach. When the pants were recovered they were identified as being the pants Alexander was wearing at the time of her disappearance.

A further search of this area was conducted by personnel from the United States Coast Guard (boat & helicopter) and the Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue Team.

As of April 5, 2013 at 5:00 pm, Alexander's current whereabouts are unknown and no further items of clothing have been recovered.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens for aiding in the search efforts along with the United States Coast Guard and the many volunteers of the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Search & Rescue Team.

Anyone with any information relating to Alexander's disappearance or whereabouts is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office Tip Line at 707-234-2100.

  • Age at time of disappearance: 30 years-old
  • Height: 5 feet 6 inches
  • Weight: 115-120 pounds
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eye color: Blue
  • MCSO #: 13-10542
 

Genevieve Kathryn Alexander

 



Danny Ray Michael
Danny Ray Michael
 

On April 22, 1995, the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office was contacted by a family member of Danny Ray Michael and as a result reported him as being a missing person.

The family member had last seen Michael on April 3, 1995 in the 46000 block of Fisherman Drive in Laytonville, California.  During the contact with the family member, Michael said he was going to drive to Garberville, California in his vehicle.

On April 21, 1995 the family member received a telephone call from a Laytonville resident who had found Michael's vehicle abandoned on Sherwood Road in Willits, California.  The resident had first seen the vehicle on April 3, 1995 until it was towed on 0April 20, 1995.

Search and Rescue operations were conducted in the area of the vehicle, none resulted in the recovery of Michael.  Detectives followed up several leads but as of this date Michael is still a missing person.

Anyone with information in regards to the possible whereabouts or disappearance of Michael are asked to contact the Sheriff's Office Tip-Line by calling 707-234-2100.

  • Age at time of disappearance:44 years-old
  • Height:5 feet 8 inches tall
  • Weight:150 lbs
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eyes: Blue
  • MCSO Case#: 95-1595

 


On April 13, 1995 the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office was contacted by a Laytonville, California resident who wanted to report the possible disappearance of Paula Jan Schulze.  At this time, Schuzle resided in the 1500 block of Branscomb Road in Laytonville and had not been seen by residents for a few weeks.

An investigation was launched and Detectives learned through interviews that Schulze was last seen sometime in the beginning of April 1995.  Schulze was reportedly with two friends in the "Hot Springs" area of Lake County when a verbal argument ensued between her and one of the friends.  Schulze reportedly walked away from the friends with her six dogs and was never seen or heard from again.

Anyone with information in regards to the possible whereabouts or disappearance of Schulze are asked to contact the Sheriff's Office Tip-Line by calling 707-234-2100.  

  • Age at time of disappearance:45 years-old
  • Height: 5 feet 6 inches
  • Weight: 130 pounds
  • Hair: Red
  • Eye color: Hazel
  • MCSO #: 95-1490
  Paula Jan Schulze Paula Jan Schulze

Jon Dana Snyder Jon Dana Snyder
 

On June 27, 1995 the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office were contacted by family members of Jon Dana Snyder, who had tried to contact him that same month.  Unable to locate Snyder at his residence, a family member contacted a neighbor who last saw Snyder in Covelo, California sometime in December 1994.

Upon further investigations Snyder's vehicle was found in the area of Chicken Ridge in Covelo and it appeared to have been abandoned after having become stuck in the mud.  Investigators learned nearby residents had seen the vehicle in its stuck position starting sometime in January 1995.

A Search and Rescue operation was conduct at Snyder's Eel River Ranch property in Covelo and the area of where his vehicle was located.  The operation ended without Snyder being located and Investigators are still unaware of his current whereabouts.

Anyone with information in regards to the possible whereabouts of Snyder are asked to contact the Sheriff's Office Tip-Line by calling 707-234-2100.  

  • Age at time of disappearance: 45 years-old
  • Height: 5 feet 11 inches
  • Weight: 170 pounds
  • Hair: Blonde
  • Eye color: Blue
  • MCSO Case #: 95-2617

On May 29, 2004 at approximately 1800 hours Chad Richard Kirkendall left his Caspar, California residence located in the 42000 block of Caspar Little Lake Road.  Kirkendall left the residence in his roommate's vehicle with his destination being a mailbox located a short distance away from the residence.

Kirkendall failed to return to the residence after a hour and the roommate initiated a search, which resulted in the vehicle being found in a ditch on Road 408 near the Woodlands Camp.  Investigators recovered Kirkendall's shoes with the vehicle that appeared to have been crashed into the ditch.  Through investigations it was learned a person matching Kirkendall's physical description had been provided a ride, by a Woodlands Camp employee, to the general area of the Mendocino Elementary School soon after the crash.

A Search and Rescue operation was conducted of the vehicular crash site and Kirkendall was not located.  At this time the current whereabouts of Kirkendall are unknown.

Anyone with information in regards to the possible whereabouts of Kirkendall are asked to contact the Sheriff's Office Tip-Line by calling 707-234-2100.  

  • Age at time of disappearance: 23 years-old
  • Height: 5 feet 9 inches
  • Weight: 215 pounds
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eye color: Brown
  • MCSO Case #04-2327

  Chad Richard Kirkendall Chad Richard Kirkendall


William Donald Leach
Alias: Frederick Donald LeachWilliam Donald Leach
 

William Donald Leach disappeared in March 1976 at the age of 50 while residing approximately one mile south of Laytonville, California.  William Donald Leach's disappearance is unexplainable and is being investigated as suspicious in nature.  William Donald Leach is also known by family members to use the name of Frederick Donald Leach.

Individuals with information that can assist in this investigation are urged to contact the Sheriff's Office Tip-Line by calling 707-234-2100.

  • Age at time of disappearance: 50 years-old
  • Height: 5 feet 8 inches
  • Weight: 165 pounds
  • Hair: Gray
  • Eye color: Blue
  • MCSO Case#: 76-0715

 


   
Donald Cavanaugh, a 63 year old male originally from Illinois, was reported missing in May 2005. He was last seen at Plow Shares in Ukiah. Information was received that suggested he might have gone to Westport in May of 2005, just prior to Disappearing. His vehicle was located on property in Westport as well as other personal property.   Donald James Cavanaugh- At RiskDonald James Cavanaugh

   
Kathryn Rebecca LamadridKathryn Rebecca Lamadrid
 

Identifying marks:  Tattoo of a "ring" in blue and red ink on left ring finger, pierced left ear .

Circumstances of disappearance: Kathryn was last seen on December 17, 2004 walking across the Noyo Bridge in Fort Bragg, California.

Persons wishing to provide information in regards to Kathryn's current whereabouts or her disappearance are asked to contact the Sheriff's Office Detective Unit by calling the Tip-Line at 707-234-2100.

  • DOB: 10-25-1964
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5 feet 10 inches
  • Weight: 165 lbs
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Hair:Blonde
  • Race: White


At Risk / Missing Person

David was reported missing to the Mendocino County Sheriffs Office in May of 2006. His last contact that is known was with a family member in mid April of 2006. Newspaper articles found in his vehicle depict the date of April 17, 2006. David has a history of Mental Illness. David has a history of being out of contact with family members for extended periods of time. He was last known to be in the Fort Bragg and Westport, CA areas. Both of his vehicles were located in Westport in July 2006.

Anyone with any information to the whereabouts of DAVID should contact the Mendocino County Sheriffs Office, Detective Unit. Please reference to MCSO case #06-1611.

707-463-4111
Tip Line: 707 234-2100
  David Neily
David Neily
David Neily
Eric Christopher GrantEric Christopher Grant  

On October 27,2010 the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office was contacted by a representative of the Mendocino Redwood Company who wanted to report Eric Christopher Grant, an employee, as a missing person.

Eric Christopher Grant was last seen at work on October 27, 2010 at 1030 hours and was working in the area of Navarro Ridge Road on the North Coast of Mendocino County. On October 27, 2010 at 1330 hours and 1530 hours Eric Christopher Grant's assigned work truck was seen parked in the 2000 block of Highway 1 near a vista point.

Eric Christopher Grant was known to park at the location regularly to eat lunch and to hike along the bluff line. Search and Rescue operations of the land and ocean waters in this area was conducted resulting in Eric Christopher Grant not being located.

Anyone with information in regards to the disappearance of Eric Christopher Grant is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office Tip-Line by calling 707-234-2100.

Age at time of disappearance:  33 years-old
Height: 6 feet 3 inches tall
Weight: 130 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Green
MCSO Case#: 10-3026
Date of last contact: October 27, 2010


On June 11, 2002 the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office was contacted by the Department of Fish and Game in regards to a missing persons report.

It was reported that Remigio Herrera Hernandez was working on a fishing vessel approximately 8 miles out into the ocean off the coastline of the Noyo Harbor. Remigio Herrera Hernandez was dropping fishing pots into the water when he fell overboard. Attempts were made to rescue Remigio Herrera Hernandez with a safety rope and a ring buoy but he disappeared under water.

The United States Coast Guard initiated a search and rescue operation with a search vessel and helicopter. The search operation ended without Remigio Herrera Hernandez being located.

Anyone with information in regards to the disappearance of Remigio Herrera Hernandez is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office Tip-Line by calling 707-234-2100.

Age at time of disappearance: 36 years-old
Height: 5 feet 6 inches tall
Weight: 170 lbs.
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
MCSO Case#: 02-2313
Date of last contact: June 11, 2002

  Remigio Herrera HernandezRemigio Herrera Hernandez

Daniel William SouthersDaniel William Southers
 

On September 24, 1987, Daniel William Southers' mother and girlfriend reported him missing to the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office.  Southers, a 25-year-old male from Fort Bragg, was last seen a week earlier, in the early morning of September 17, 1987, leaving his residence in Fort Bragg. Information developed by investigators at the time was that Southers may have been involved in illegal cultivation of marijuana in the Fort Bragg area, which could have led to his disappearance.

Anyone with information in regards to the disappearance of Daniel William Southers is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office Tip-Line by calling 707-234-2100.

Age at time of disappearance: 25 years-old
Height: 6 feet 3 inches
Weight: 250 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Hazel
MCSO Case#: 87-3486
Date of last contact: September 17, 1987

Thomas Thurston, 19, of Ukiah and a friend left Ukiah Saturday morning November 5, 2005 at 9:00 am to go on an overnight camping trip to the north Cow Mountain, Mayacamas campground, east of Ukiah. Thurston got up around 2:00 am Sunday morning and has not been seen or heard from since. The friend attempted to locate Thurston for several hours Sunday morning and then contacted Thurston's family to advise them he was missing.

Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputies searched the area Sunday afternoon but did not locate Thurston. Deputies resumed the search Monday morning along with Mendocino County Sheriff's search and rescue volunteers. Anyone with information on Thurston's whearabouts is asked to contact the Mendocino County Sheriff's office at (707) 463-4086.

Age at time of disappearance: 19
DOB: July 18, 1986
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 160
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
Date of last contact: November 6, 2005

  Thomas ThurstonTommy Thurston