Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) Suspicious Circumstances
Report Number:
2013-15267    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
Suspicious Circumstances
Location:
Mile Post Marker 1.04 on Highway 162 Willits, California
When: Date: 05-16-2013 Time: 1223 hours
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Written by: Captain Greg Van Patten
Synopsis: On 05-16-2013 at 1223 hours the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office was notified of a suspicious circumstance in a secluded area adjacent to Highway 162 near the 1.04 mile post marker.

The reporting person stated they were in the area when they noticed the remnants of burnt ground. Upon closer inspection the reporting person observed what appeared to be bones amongst the burnt ground.

Based upon the information, Sheriff's Detectives responded to the location and initiated an investigation.

Upon arrival the Detectives located several badly charred bones, which investigators believe to be of human origin at this time.

Detectives will be enlisting the assistance of a forensic odontologist and forensic anthropologist in attempting to identify if the bones are human.

Anyone that has information that could assist with this investigation is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office Tip-Line by calling 707-234-2100.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten