CA – Relatives of Missing Woman Danielle Bertolini Claim Her Remains Have Been Identified; Sheriff’s Office Cannot Confirm | Lost Coast Outpost | Humboldt County

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A Facebook page set up to bring attention to the cases of two missing local women is claiming that human remains found on the banks of the Eel near Ferndale in March have been identified as belonging to one of them – Danielle Bertolini, a 23-year-old Fortuna resident who went missing in February 2014.

“The skull found in eel river a couple months ago has been confirmed by DNA that it is my daughter Danielle,” reads a message posted earlier this afternoon in the Help Find Sheila Franks and Danielle Bertolini Facebook group, which was set up by members of the two women’s families. “REST IN PEACE SWEET ANGEL”

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CA – MISSING IN AMERICA: Danielle Bertolini and Sheila Franks – NBC News.com

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Danielle Bertolini and Sheila Franks both went missing within days of each other, both from the same area near Fortuna, California, and officials believe both were last seen with the same man.

“There are so many stories about what happened, but all I know is that both Danielle and Sheila suffered and we don’t have answers,” Billie-Jo Dick, Danielle’s mother, told Dateline. “We are just torn right apart.”

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CA – Missing: Jessica Nieman, Danielle Bertolini, Sheila Franks, Jeff Joseph | Lost Coast Outpost | Humboldt County

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A 23-year-old woman, Jessica Nieman, is missing from the Redding area. Her family believes that she may have returned to Humboldt County where she previously lived. Nieman, who may be living a transient lifestyle, was last in contact with relatives on November 1. Anyone who has information is urged to call one of the numbers above on the poster.

Nieman’s family is struggling to locate her. Like most families of missing persons, Nieman’s doesn’t know what they can do to find their loved one. Law enforcement is usually overwhelmed with cases and has little time to assist them. Here in Humboldt, the numbers of reports filed for missing adults is substantially higher per capita than for any other county in California. According to numbers provided by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for 2013, Humboldt County had 258 reports of missing persons per 100,000 population and San Francisco, its nearest competitor, had only 190 reports per 100,000. In total, DOJ reports that Humboldt had 347 reports for 2013—almost one per day. (Missing doesn’t necessarily mean that the individual has been harmed. They may be voluntarily out of contact with family and friends.)

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Mother of Danielle Bertolini, former Maine woman missing in California fears she’s dead — Penobscot — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

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PLYMOUTH, Maine — Law enforcement officials in California are now calling the February disappearance of a former Maine woman a “suspicious missing person case,” officials from two agencies confirmed this week.

Danielle Bertolini, 23, was reported missing to Fortuna, California, police on Feb. 19. Her family last had contact with her on Jan. 29, according to her mother, Billie-Jo Dick of Plymouth.

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Search for 2 missing Humboldt County women Danielle Bertolini & Shelia Franks continues – ContraCostaTimes.com

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Two families have joined together to search for a pair of missing Humboldt County women who were last seen in Fortuna several months ago.

Rio Dell and Loleta resident Sheila Franks, 37, was last seen on Jan. 11 and was reported missing on March 13. Fortuna resident Danielle Bertolini, 23, has not been seen or heard from since Feb. 8. She was reported missing on Feb. 19. Both women have blonde hair and blue eyes.

Franks’ older sister and Alaska resident Melisa Walstrom is visiting the county this week to help with the investigation. Walstrom said the two women’s families are working in an extremely close group, even bringing in dogs from K-9 Forensics in Edgewood, New Mexico, to help search.

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Maine woman Danielle Bertolini, 23, reported missing in California — Mid-Maine — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

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BANGOR, Maine — A young woman who grew up in Penobscot County has been reported missing in California.

Danielle Bertolini, 23, was reported missing to Fortuna, Calif., police on Feb. 19. Her family last had contact with her on Jan. 29.

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