Human remains likely those of missing Belmont man

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.


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