On 9/13/2017 around 10:30 AM the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office received a call regarding a deceased person near MPM 24.98 on Covelo Road in Covelo CA. Cal Fire and Covelo Volunteer Fire responded to the scene and confirmed the person was deceased.
Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputies and Detectives responded to the scene and initiated an investigation. The male adult has yet to be identified. The decedent appeared to be a Hispanic male, between 25 and 35 years of age and he was clearly the victim of a homicide. The scene appeared to be an area where the body was dumped but did not appear to be the scene of the crime. The investigation revealed the body was placed at the location during a very short period of time just prior to the call reporting the body had been found.
The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office is requesting anyone who may have seen a vehicle or persons acting suspiciously anywhere on Highway 162 (Covelo Road), south of the town of Covelo to the Dos Rios area, or parked in any of the dirt pullouts along this route, between 9:45 AM and 12:00 PM to contact the Mendocino County Sheriff's Communications Center at 707-463-4086 or the Sheriff's Tip Line at 707-234-2100.
There are current post on some social media sites claiming a certain vehicle was seen and or that an arrest has been made in this case. This information is not accurate. The Sheriff's Office has not identified an involved vehicle and no arrest have been made in this case. The Sheriff's Office is requesting assistance from any citizen who might have information about this case.