Friday, January 27, 2023

Willits Woman Identified as Person Found Dead in ‘Suspicious Circumstances’ Near the Mendocino/Sonoma County Line

Amber Dillon [Picture provided by her mother]

As per the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, the body found deceased along Highway 101 near the Mendocino/Sonoma County line was that of Amber Dillon, a 33-year-old Willits woman.

Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sergeant Juan Valencia confirmed her death at this point is considered suspicious and investigators are still actively working the case.

Amber Dillon and her mom [Picture provided by her mother]

Law enforcement responded to reports of “a possible deceased body” near Highway 101 and Geysers Road on the afternoon of Friday, January 7, 2022. A press release from SCSO explained that around 4:11 pm a community member flagged down a California Highway Patrol Officer informing them of the grisly discovery.

Photograph of the area where the body was located [Picture provided by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office]

The report prompted Sheriff’s deputies to respond to the scene when they located “a body in a remote area off Highway 101 in a field.” SCSO deployed Violent Crime and Crime Scene detectives to investigate.

Due to the ongoing investigation, no further information regarding the crime could be provided. Sergeant Valencia requests that any members of the public that have information regarding the circumstance call the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 565-2650.

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  1. I have found dead bodies on three occasions that police refused to follow up on. When nobodies die the police do not follow up. Homeless or drug deaths go into the abyss of we don’t give a shit! A Native American woman’s body dumped into a ditch near Colfax Ca got dropped when they determined she was a prostitut out of Reno. Eva Marie Miller was a human being who had a mother and father
    Michael Humicy was dumped on Franklin Street in Ft Bragg but drugs made it a non crime.

    • My gosh such corruption within our law system. Sorry to the victims and their families. Change is in order.
      Napa County not any better. I have been raped and tortured repeatedly a year and a half by an elusive serial killer, Napa authorities refuse to act siting ludicrous to find the serial killer after over fifty yrs thus allowing further harm to me. Disgusting as he is obsessed with me.

  2. We rarely hear about the people found dead in Mendocino and Lake County.

    The ones I hear about on Mendo Fever rarely get followed up on. Sorry Matt! Names, circumstances, etc.

    Who was the guy behind Ross Dress for Less in Ukiah that was found deceased? No name ever released that I know of.

    A couple in UpperLake brutally murdered last year and it was hush hush never even made the paper!

    So so many deaths here unreported. Regardless of what people think, we do care! We want to know who they are we want to know the circumstances.

    These are members of our community who deserve at the very least an obituary online.

    • Obituaries are submitted to publishers by a family member or a friend. They get to choose which papers to submit to. Larger papers charge a fee. It is family that gets to choose how much publicity they want. For some not all news is worth the print.

    • She’d want you to be happy, remember the good times. She’s watching over you now. Good Luck. Live for her. Take Care

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Matt LaFever
Matt LaFever
I like to think of myself as a journalist for the everyman. Journalism has become a craft practiced largely by the urban elite. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at if you know a story that needs to be told.

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