Monday, 15 July 2024

REGIONAL: Authorities investigate suspicious Fort Bragg death

FORT BRAGG – Mendocino County officials are investigating a suspicious death on the coast.


Capt. Kurt Smallcomb of the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office reported that Cal Fire contacted the sheriff's office at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday regarding the discovery of a body in the burned debris of a home fire at 32280 Ellison Way in Fort Bragg.


Smallcomb said sheriff's deputies responded to the location and teamed up with Fort Bragg Fire and Cal Fire Personnel to begin an investigation.


Cal Fire investigators are conducting the investigation into the cause of the fire, and Mendocino County Sheriff's deputies are attempting to confirm positive identification of the decedent, Smallcomb said.


Smallcomb said more details of the situation will be released to the public once the person's identity is confirmed and the cause of the fire has been established.


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