Saturday, September 23, 2023

Elliot’s Christmas Tree Employee Found Dead at Ukiah Fairgrounds—Cause Likely ‘On-Going Medical Issues’

[Stock image by Matt LaFever]

A man in his 40s from the Potter Valley area died yesterday afternoon at the Ukiah Fairgrounds. Detectives determined the man’s passing was likely the result of ongoing medical issues.

California Highway Patrol’s Public Information Officer Olegario Marin told us his agency is taking the lead on the investigation because fairgrounds are state-owned properties. On Monday, October 24, 2022, CHP officers responded to a call around 3:56 p.m. at the “west upper parking lot at the Elliot’s Christmas Tree lot.” Workers of the holiday business found a coworker deceased on the property grounds.

Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Captain Greg Van Patten told us detectives partnered with CHP officers and conducted an initial scene investigation which suggested “a natural related death.” MCSO will conduct a “standard coroner’s investigation” though “nothing obvious” suggests foul play. 

Officer Marin told us the decedent’s identity will be withheld until next of kin is notified. 

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  1. This is so very sad 😢.
    💐My deepest condolences to his family and friends.You’re definitely in my prayers today. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  2. If any of you have a police scanner you’ll know just as well as I know that the amount of deaths over the last 3 years have skyrocketed thanks to the damage this covid vaccine has done to everybody. I’ve never heard so many 1144 calls in my entire life and I’ve had a scanner for 25 years.

    90% of the calls used to be elderly people with lift assist or medical AIDS at the nursing homes. Somebody having a seizure, a car accident. Regular stuff you know.

    There has been easily a 40% increase in dead body responses in the last 2 years alone. Way more people in their twenties, thirties, and forties having CPR done to them and their homes.

    I’m so happy I wasn’t conned into that bullshit and I don’t comply.

    • Would love to see the data you kept track of over the last 25 years that can verify your claims. 90% of statistics are made up right there on the spot.

      • it doesnt take rocket surgeons or brain scientists to see that deaths are indeed sky rocketing. peoples and trees around this ‘neck’ of the woods

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I like to think of myself as a reporter for the Average Joe. Journalism has become a craft defined largely by city dwellers on America's coasts. 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 matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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