Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) Coroner's Investigation
Report Number:
Coroner Number:
Coroner's Investigation
3800 block of Radical Ridge Road Redwood Valley, Ca 95470
When: Date: 10-03-2012 Time: 1806 hours
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Unknown
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Written by: Captain Greg Van Patten
Synopsis: On 10-03-2012 at 1806 hours the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a residence located in the 3800 block of Radical Ridge Road in regards to a Coroner's Case.

Upon arrival Deputies learned Cal Fire had responded to the residence at approximately 1544 hours in regards to a reported structure fire.

When a Cal Fire Captain first arrived the structure was completely engulfed with flames, soon thereafter resulting in complete destruction of the structure.

During a subsequent investigation by a Cal Fire Prevention Officer, human remains were located within the burnt structure.

The human remains have yet to be positively identified but investigators believe it might be the person who lived at the residence.

The investigation into the cause/origin of the fire is currently under investigation but at this time there are no obvious signs suggesting foul play.

Anyone having information in regards to the fire is urged to contact the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office Tip Line by calling 707-234-2100.

Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten