Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) Found Human Remains
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Found Human Remains
83000 block of Highway 271 Piercy, California 95587
When: Date: 10-30-2012 Time: 0659 hours
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Written by: Captain Greg Van Patten
Synopsis: On 10-30-2012 at 0659 hours the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office received a call from a person wanting to report a suspicious situation.

The caller had located a shoe protruding from the earth near the shore of the Eel River in the 83000 block of Highway 271. Upon closer examination the caller believed the shoe was attached to a human body.

A Mendocino County Sheriff's Office patrol Sergeant and Sheriff's Detective responded to the scene and located what the caller had reported.

During this time it was discovered that the shoe was associated with a shallow grave that contained the skeletal remains of a human body.

Sheriff's Detectives have requested the assistance of the Department of Anthropology at California State University, Chico in recovering the remains from the grave.

Anyone with information in regards to this case is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office Tip-Line by calling 707-234-2100.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten