Missing and Wanted Persons

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 to this post:   According to an article in the Mon., Nov. 14, 2011 edition of the Times Standard On-line
On Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, around noon, Sheriff's Deputies found the body of missing local women, Jamie Ritchey, on the bank of the Eel River between Garberville and Redway. After an extensive search, Humboldt County Sheriff Sgt. Wayne Hanson and another detective located Ritchey's body in some brush at the base of a bluff near the intersection of Redwood Drive and Evergreen Drive. The Humboldt County Coroner's Office identified the body and notified the next of kin.  An autopsy will be done to determine the cause of death.
Earlier Photo of Jamie Ritchey

According to information received by KMUD News:
Jaymie Ritchey has been missing since Wed., Oct. 19th, 2011.  She was last seen on Redwood Drive hitch-hiking to Garberville around midnight or 1 am.  Jaymie previously worked at Redway Liquor, but not for the last couple of years. 
Jaymie is described as a 40 year old female with red, shoulder length hair and green eyes/5'3" tall and 150 pounds. She was last seen wearing a beige shirt and jeans. The public is being requested by family and friends to help locate Jaymie. Click here for the KMUD News broadcast of this story.
Information received by KMUD News indicates that a reward fund has been set up for information that leads to locating Jaymie Ritchey.  Supporters can donate to the account at the Community Credit Union of Southern Humboldt in Garberville- account number 7431- extension 51.
If you have any information which may help locate Jaymie Ritchey please call:
Humboldt County Sheriff's Detective, Cheryl Franco, at 707-268-3644  or 
Jaymie's mom, Kat Grey:  707-223-0228 or
Redway Liquor: 923-3913 or
Elaine:  707-223-4922 

Missing- Jaymie Ritchey: 


Update for this post:
According to an article in the Times-Standard posted on-line Nov. 1, 2011, Clarence Joseph Lewis III of Hoopa was arraigned on Oct. 27 and will be in court again on Nov. 8. Click here to read more...
According to a Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Press Release, dated Monday, Oct. 24, 2011:
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI continue their efforts to investigate last weeks bank robbery of the Coast Central Credit Union, McKinleyville. Click here to see the original KMUD post of this story.  Late Friday afternoon (10-21-2011), the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at the residence of Clarence Joseph Lewis (III), Tish Tang Road, Hoopa.  Lewis was not at the residence during the service of the search warrant.  Lewis was witnessed to run from the travel trailer residence by a Hoopa Valley Tribal Police Officer when gathering information in preparation for the search warrant of his home.
Mr. Lewis is a suspect of interest in this investigation and is being sought for further questioning for the string of bank robberies being called the “Dusk Mask Bandit” by the FBI.  Mr. Lewis is also being sought for questioning and arrest for the October 21’st robbery of the Coast Central Credit Union, Ray’s Food Place Branch.  Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Mr. Lewis is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office 707-445-7251. Mr. Lewis is described as a Native American 29 year old  male, 5’-10”, 210 pounds, brown hair (cut short) and brown eyes.  Mr. Lewis should be considered armed and dangerous and people are asked not to approach Mr. Lewis and to notify the Sheriff’s Office if he is spotted.
Suspect Clarence Joseph Lewis (III) shown in the photo below:
Friday, September 23, 2011

Drew Asmussen reported missing in Eureka

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Update to this report - Feb. 28, 2012:
According to information received by KMUD News from the the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:
On Oct 3 Mike Asmussen, father of Drew Asmussen, reported to the Sheriff's Office that there had been telephone contact with his son and that he was alive and well and no further action was needed by the Sheriff's Department.
According to a Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Press Release dated 9/23/11:
On 09-22-2011, the Humboldt County Sheriffs Office received a missing persons report from the father of Drew Lee Asmussen. The father told the investigating deputy that he has not heard from his son since June 2011 which is highly unusual. His son always contacts him on September 21, 2011 his birthday. Drew Asmussen is last known address was in Weaverville, however he supposedly moved to the Eureka area to attend College of the Redwoods and sell jewelry. The deputy checked with College of the Redwoods and learned Drew never enrolled in the College. His father said he likes to attend County Fairs to sell his jewelry. Drew Asmussen also has medical issues which require medication. 
Drew Asmussen is described as: 30 years old, White, Male, Brown Hair, Hazel eyes, 5 feet tall, 165 pounds. 
Anyone with information regarding Drew Asmussen is requested to contact the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251.
Drew Asmussen Missing
Friday, September 23, 2011

Update on disappearance of man in Eureka

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According to a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, dated September 23, 2011:
Today, Friday, September 23,  around noon, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Detectives located Robert Sears alive and well at a Eureka Hotel on Broadway. The Sheriff's Office had received a missing person’s report, along with second hand reports that Sears was possibly a homicide victim. Those reports have been determined to be unfounded. 
Sheriff’s Detectives were able to locate Sears after several leads came into the Sheriff's Office from the public after Sears photograph appeared in the media. The Sheriff's Office would like to thank the public and media for their assistance.

(Click here to see the original story)

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