The following is a press release issued by the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office:
On October 5, 2023, the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an unoccupied Chevy pickup truck in a remote area off of Road 20N59 in the Mendocino National Forest located by a Caleb Unruh. The vehicle was unlocked and property belonging to Donald Stockwell Jr. was found inside. The Glenn County Sheriff’s Office conducted a records check which identified that Donald Stockwell Jr. had been reported as an at-risk missing person with dementia on January 31, 2022, from Josephine County, Oregon. Mr. Stockwell Jr. was reported as last seen on camera at the Chevron Gas Station in Willows, California, on February 2, 2022, at 9:19 p.m. Mr. Stockwell Jr. was seen on camera fueling the Chevy pickup and then driving away northbound on Humboldt Avenue in Willows, California.
On October 7, 2023, Detectives with the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office and Glenn County Search and Rescue responded to the reported vehicle to conduct an investigation and a search of the area for Stockwell. Detectives confirmed there was no evidence supporting foul play. During the search, Glenn County Search and Rescue located human remains within a quarter of a mile of Stockwell’s vehicle. The remains were collected and are pending identification. The Glenn County Sheriff’s Office has worked closely with Mr. Stockwell Jr.’s family throughout this investigation.