Missing man's vehicle found in Shasta County

Oct 3, 2014 6:41 PM by News Staff

Police say they have found a vehicle belonging to a missing Belmont man in a remote area of Shasta County.

The Shasta County Sheriff's Office received a call from a hunter October 2 who found a silver Mercedes on a logging road in a remote area of Shasta County north of Big Bend.

Deputies were able to confirm that the vehicle belonged to missing Belmont resident, 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. Siskiyou County Search and Rescue spent several days searching for Merrill and the vehicle, but came up empty.

There were no signs of foul play at the vehicle and the search is ongoing.


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