Group finds body near Craigs Creek

Adam Spencer, The Triplicate

The body of a middle-aged man was found in the Gasquet District of Six Rivers National Forest near Craigs Creek on Saturday.

Del Norte County Sheriff's Office officials said that although the cause of death has not been determined, foul play is not suspected. An autopsy will be performed this week.

Authorities believe they have identified the man, who is from outside of Del Norte County, but they were not releasing the name Monday until identification is confirmed and the victim's next of kin is notified.

A group of people on foot came across the man about a mile upstream on Craigs Creek from its confluence with South Fork Smith River and reported the body to the Sheriff's Office. The man appeared to have been dead for less than a week, and a limited amount of camping gear was found nearby, according to sheriff's commander Bill Steven.

"There appears to be no foul played involved, but the investigation is ongoing," Steven said.

Reach Adam Spencer at .

The Del Norte Triplicate
This image is copyrighted.

Crescent City autos, jobs, real estate and merchandise.

Ads appear Online and in Print

View Classifieds

Connect with The Del Norte Triplicate

Triplicate Newsstand

Friday October 28, 2016

Read digital interactive editions of our publications

Read Today's Edition Take A Tour
View All Publications