Press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office:
On 01-11-2022 at 10:06 AM the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a call regarding a suspicious situation near the intersection of Parducci Road and Christy Lane in Ukiah, California.
A passing motorist reported seeing an unresponsive person laying near the roadway which prompted the call to the dispatch center.
Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area and located a deceased female adult who was subsequently identified as being Alyssa Mae Sawdey, a 22 year-old female from Ukiah, California.
Sheriff’s Detectives were summoned to the scene and began an investigation into the circumstances of Sawdey’s death.
On 01-12-2022 a forensic autopsy was conducted on Sawdey’s body and official results of that autopsy are pending BA/Toxicology analysis which are expected to take several weeks before the results are returned to the Sheriff’s Office.
At this time Sawdey’s death is considered suspicious in nature and the investigation into her death is ongoing at this time.
There is no further information available for public release, at this time due, to the ongoing investigation.
Anyone who has information that could assist Sheriff’s Detectives are urged to contacted the Sheriff’s Office Tip-Line by calling 707-234-2100 or the WeTip anonymous crime reporting hotline at 800-782-7463.