The following is a press release issued by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office:
On November 4th, 2020, around 4:00 PM, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a suspicious circumstances on private property located in the area of the 11000 block of Low Gap Road, Ukiah, CA. The reporting party discovered what he believed might be human remains on a remote property.
Upon arrival deputies searched the immediate area and located additional items of personal property, clothing and bones consistent with those of possible human remains. Based on the nature of the scene, animal activity was suspected of causing some of the disturbance leading to a larger search of the property. The remains were located in an advanced state of decomposition. Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Detectives were dispatched to the location where the investigation continued into November 5th, 2020. The human remains were subsequently collected and with an initial autopsy performed confirmed the remains were human. The case is currently being investigated as a possible suspicious death/homicide. Due to the advance stages of decay, identification of the decedent was not immediately possible and is pending DNA comparison and analysis.
At this time the decedent remains unidentified. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office is requesting anyone in the area of the 10000 block through 15000 block of Low Gap Road, from September 15 through November 4th, who may have observed any suspicious activity or person(s) in that area, to contact the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Bureau at 707-463-4421 or the MCSO Tip-Line at 707-234-2100.