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FOUND DECEASED CA - Michael Ray Larsen, Mendocino Cty, 16 July 2009
Michael Ray Larsen
Reported missing late December 2003.
Found deceased 16 July 2009
Date of birth: 19 July 1954
Place of birth: Plumas County CA per californiabirthindex.com, http://www.californiabirthindex.org/...n_1954_5273661
Residences: Bremerton WA Tributes.com website, http://www.tributes.com/obituary/sho...arsen-86524897, and Fort Bragg CA.
Michael was a transient living in and around Fort Bragg CA in the early 2000s. When he failed to make his Christmas call home in 2003, a relative reported him missing to the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office. Investigation by MCSO revealed that the last known use of Michael's debit card was at the local MacDonald's on 8 August 2003. However, that was a dead end; they didn't find Michael.
At about 9:15 AM on 16 July 2009, MCSO was called to the slope behind Caito Fisheries, 19400 South Harbor Drive, Noyo Harbor, Fort Bragg. A work crew clearing heavy brush had found skeletal remains. A wallet near the body contained Michael's photo ID. A comparison with dental records confirmed that Michael Ray Larsen had been found.
The site where he had been found was at the bottom of a steep drop adjoining the MacDonald's parking lot, which was atop the slope stretching up from the fishery. The Mendocino County pathologist who examined Michael found no signs of foul play. Per: Lake County News website, 22 July 2009, http://www.lakeconews.com/index2.php..._pdf=1&id=9643; Ukiah Daily Journal, 23 July 2009, http://www.ukiahdailyjournal.com/art...NEWS/907239598. Adding to the picture was the fact that Michael was found just below an encampment used by the homeless. Cite: Santa Rosa Press-Democrat, 22 July 2009, http://www.pressdemocrat.com/csp/med...id=555&fid=181
With no suspicions of foul play, this would seem to be a closed case.
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