Telling the Tales of the Emerald Triangle’s Missing and Murdered People
Human Skull Found Near the Mendocino/ Humboldt County Line Not Far From the 2012 Discovery of a Skeleton in Sneakers
The discovery of this human skull is within five-mile proximity of an unidentified human skeleton discovered on October 29, 2012.
Martinez expressed deep concern for her father’s disappearance: “My dad is a wonderful man that has helped many people. We want him home so bad.”
Karges told us that “deputies located a cell phone, luggage, and food” in the vehicle and she said unspecified “evidence indicates a crime has occurred, which we are unable to determine at this time.”
Fort Bragg Man Missing Since Late June; Family and Law Enforcement Seek Public’s Help in Locating Him
Ann Gittings woke up in the early morning of June 27 to find her adult son Robert Gittings nowhere to be found. In the weeks preceding his disappearance, Ann said she was concerned for her son’s declining mental health. After he had been missing for several days, Ann reported her son’s disappearance to Fort Bragg Police Department.
Graham was told that in the days leading up to her father’s disappearance, he had been displaying signs of mental instability. She said, “The person who reported my dad missing is named Dave, he lives on the property. He said that my dad had been talking kind of weird, looking up at the water towers, talking about cracks in the earth and people in the mountains.”
Many seek the solitude and beauty of Mendocino County. For the many who call the Emerald Triangle their home, the line is thin between solitude and isolation. When living amongst the wilderness and waves, it is important citizens care about the well being of their neighbors. Cold Case Mendocino hopes to unite community members of the Emerald Triangle in the shared task of the finding those that have been lost. Families are forever affected when loved ones disappear. Citizens with boots on the ground must carry the torch of the missing forward. Please contact Cold Case Mendocino if you know of any Missing or Endangered Persons in Mendocino County and the greater Emerald Triangle
Matt LaFever has lived in the Emerald Triangle for nearly 15 years. He completes all the research, interviews, and writing associated with Cold Case Mendocino. During they day he works as an English and Journalism Teacher at a high school in Mendocino County.