Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) Coroner's Investigation
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Coroner's Investigation
Pudding Creek Beach Fort Bragg, Ca
When: Date: 01-11-2013 Time: 1159 hours
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Joshua Micah Greenwalt 41 Fort Bragg, Ca
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Written by: Captain Greg Van Patten
Synopsis: On 01-11-2013 at 1159 hours a Deputy Sheriff from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to the Pudding Creek Beach in regards to the discovery of a deceased human body.

Upon arrival the Deputy Sheriff was contacted by the parents of the decedent who was indentified as being Joshua Micah Greenwalt, a Fort Bragg resident.

The Deputy Sheriff learned Greenwalt's parents had responded to the Pudding Creek Beach earlier in the morning in an attempt to locate Greenwalt after he was discovered not to be at his residence. The Pudding Creek Beach was a location that Greenwalt often frequented.

Upon arriving at the beach Greenwalt's parents found his deceased body in a shallow portion of Pudding Creek.

At this time the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office is conducting a Coroner's investigation into the cause and manner of Greenwalt's death.

An autopsy has been scheduled for the week of 01-14-2013 to include a BA/Toxicology analysis.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten