The Del Norte County Sheriff's Office (DNSO) received a report of skeletal remains located inside an abandoned camp trailer on Thursday, Jan 9. The DNSO responded and confirmed the remains to be human.
The remains also appear to be those of a male and have likely been in the trailer for more than a year. The trailer was located at 208 Elk Valley Road on the commercial property of Elk Valley Storage.
Based on personal articles of property found along with the remains the DNSO believes they know the identity of the decedent but are awaiting DNA confirmation.
The cause of death is undetermined at this time, but all possible resources will be utilized during the course of this investigation.