Missing and Wanted Persons
Browse this section to find information and photos (when available) for missing persons and persons wanted by law enforcement agencies.
Update: According to an article posted in the Times Standard March 17, 2011:
An autopsy indicated that Jeremiah Holland Jones, 22 of Eureka, missing since early February, likely drowned in Arcata's Janes Creek. Jones was reported missing by concerned family members after he had not been seen since Feb. 11 (see the original missing person post below). Humboldt County Deputy Coroner Roy Horton said Jones' body was found floating face-down in Janes Creek near the United Methodist Church on 11th Street at around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, after a neighbor to the church called
authorities. Horton said it appears Jones may have been in the creek since he went missing last month. No identification was found on Jones and he was ultimately identified by tattoos and a piece of metal in his leg from a medical procedure.
Toxicology tests are pending, Horton said, but preliminary results of the autopsy indicate Jones drowned. He said no signs of trauma were found on Jones' body and homicide is not suspected in the case.
Thanks to Community Journalist Kelly Lincoln for doing the research for the update on this missing person.
According to a release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, dated February 24, 2011:
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a Eureka man who has not been heard from since February 11, 2011. Jeremiah Holland Jones, 22, was reported missing by concerned relatives who added that it was extremely unusual for Jones to be out of contact with his family. Jones may have been driving a 1986 gray Lincoln sedan; that vehicle was recovered, abandoned near the intersection of Nevada and Harris Street in Eureka. Jones is a white adult male, about 5’10” tall, weighing 155 pounds. He has blue eyes and short blond hair. Jones has several tattoos including “Only God Can Judge Me” on his abdomen and “Mom” on his right wrist.
Anybody with information regarding the whereabouts of Jeremiah Jones should call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251.
Information released from the Humboldt County Sheriffs Office, Feb. 7, 2011:
Humboldt County Sheriff’s Detectives are looking for a man who may hold information regarding the 2008 murder of Reetpaul Rana whose body was found just north of Alderpoint. Detectives are interested in speaking with Michael Adam Shinsky, 24 and transient. Shinsky is not a suspect in the case. However, detectives believe Shinsky may have information regarding the case. Shinsky is known to stay in the Garberville area, although he may have traveled to the San Francisco Bay Area. He is 6’ tall and weighs about 160 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Michael Shinsky is encouraged to call Detective Wayne Hanson at (707) 268-3639. A suspect in the case, Ryan Carroll, was arrested January 3, 2010. Carroll is currently awaiting trial.
Witness Sought, Michael Shinsky:
Date:November 10, 2010
From: Brenda Godsey, PIO - (707) 268-3645
Subject: Missing Person
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a Hoopa woman who hasn’t been seen since September. Sumi Gail Juan, 33, was reported missing October 29, 2010 after an acquaintance grew concerned. The Sheriff’s Office contacted relatives of Juan who confirmed they had not seen her since September or early October. Juan’s child has been cared for by family members since her disappearance. Few other details are known.
Sumi Juan is a Native American adult woman, approximately 5’10” tall and weighing 200 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes. She has a birthmark on her left calf and she wears glasses occasionally.
Anyone with information about Sumi Juan should call Sheriff’s Detective Wayne Hanson at (707) 268-3639.
According to a press release from the Fort Bragg Police Department, on Friday, October 1, 2010, Fort Bragg Police Officers received a report of a missing person. Jennifer Reynoso reported that her fiancé, Michael O’Brien had been missing for approximately five days. Preliminary information indicates that Mr. O’Brien walked away from his motel room at the Emerald Dolphin Inn sometime during the afternoon of Monday, September 27, 2010. Mr. O’Brien was visiting the Fort Bragg area from Marin County.
Beach areas in the vicinity of the motel were searched by members of the Mendocino County Search and Rescue as well as members of the Fort Bragg Fire Department.
Mr. O’Brien is described as white male adult with brown hair and brown eyes, 5’10” tall, 200 lbs. He is belie
ved to be wearing blue jeans and tan hiking boots. Investigators are actively following up all leads. Anyone that has information concerning this case is asked to contact the Fort Bragg Police Department at 707-961-2800.
The Eureka Police Department is requesting the aid of the public in locating 25 year old Christine Walters. Christine has blondish-red hair and blue eyes. She is 54 and approximately 100 pounds. She was last seen on 11-14-08 in Eureka.