The following is a press release issued by the Willits Police Department:
On Thursday, 09-28-23, at about 12:35 am, a citizen came to the lobby of the Willits Police Department to report what she believed was a medical emergency. She told the dispatcher that she went to an associate’s home in Willits and discovered two men unconscious and unresponsive.
The reporting party was able to provide a general description of the location of the residence, but did not know the actual street or address.
With a small amount of information from the reporting party, the dispatcher was eventually able to identify a probable address in the 300 block of North Street. A Police Officer was dispatched to the residence and emergency medical services were notified.
When first responders arrived, they discovered a 60-year-old male lying on the front porch of the residence. Emergency medical personnel confirmed the man was deceased; no injuries or cause of death were apparent.
Inside the residence, Officers found a 41-year-old male unconscious and unresponsive on the floor of a bathroom. The man showed no signs of injury. Emergency medical personnel were able to transport the man via ambulance to Adventist Health Howard Memorial Hospital, where he was admitted.
There were no indications of foul play, but Police are investigating the unattended death. The name of the decedent will not be released, pending notification of next of kin.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the investigator, Willits Police Officer Cody Pearson, at (707) 459-6122.