Oct 5, 2014 11:54 AM by News Staff
The Shasta County Sheriff's Department said Saturday that human remains found in rural Shasta County may be those of missing Belmont man, 87-year-old Paul Merrill.
Merrill has been missing since September 3 when he left his Belmont home for a trip to Mt. Shasta. He was last seen at a gas station in McCloud on September 4.
On Thursday October 2 The Shasta County Sheriff's Office received a call from a hunter who had found Merrill's silver Mercedes on a logging road in a remote area of Shasta County north of Big Bend.
The remains have been turned over to the Shasta County Coroner's Office for further investigation and identification.