The three-day, multi-county search for 24-year-old Berkeley resident Angel Fulgado ended tragically yesterday afternoon when he was found deceased in his vehicle within the Humboldt Redwoods State Park.
His wife, Michelle Salgado, was contacted by law enforcement yesterday to inform her of the devastating shocking news. Law enforcement told her his cause of death is “under investigation”.
A Facebook post by a Humboldt County man indicated Fulgado’s car was found yesterday afternoon along the Avenue of the Giants in the area of High Rock, a popular trail in the national park.
Fulgado left his Berkeley home in the early morning hours last Sunday, December 18 before heading north. Cell phone data gave his last known location as near Ukiah when his trail went cold. Since his disappearance, Fulgado’s family spent hours attempting to chase down unconfirmed sightings in Ukiah and the Lake County town of Nice.
Fulgado is survived by his young wife and his newborn child.