CA – $10,000 Reward for Information About Missing Man Jeff Joseph | Lost Coast Outpost | Humboldt County

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Family members have offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to Jeff Joseph, a former marijuana collective owner who went missing in the Weitchpec area last June. Friends and family have had no word from him nor has his green 1998 Toyota Rav4 been found. Several of his siblings believe that he may have met with foul play. The reward, as seen on the poster above, is contingent on the arrest and conviction of the people responsible for his disappearance.

Joseph’s family believe he came to Humboldt County in order to do a marijuana deal and to check on a property he was leasing in the area. According to investigator Jeff Kaplan of K&K Confidential, there has been no new hard evidence of why Joseph disappeared, but there have been a number of leads from some people in the Weitchpec area.

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OR – Runaway Girl Sylvia Davis Found Near Petrolia, Hannah Thomas-Garner Being Sought | Lost Coast Outpost | Humboldt County

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Searchers from the Petrolia Volunteer Fire Department discovered the whereabouts of one of two runaway Oregon girls this morning. The girls, 15-year-old Sylvia Davis and 17-year-old Hannah Thomas-Garner, were believed to have been traveling with two men from the Shasta area in a white 1996 Ford Ranger extended cab. (See previous post here.)

According to Harmony Kephart, the aunt of one of the missing girls, Sylvia Davis (see photo right) has been found but the other girl has not yet been located. “We know Sylvia is with her dad,” she said. “They did not find Hannah. We need to make sure that everyone is looking for her. My hope is that she is still up there.” Kephart also believes the two men with the girls have been located.

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


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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CA – Missing Person Jeff Joseph: $5,000 Reward | Lost Coast Outpost | Humboldt County

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Family and friends of Jeff Joseph, a former marijuana collective owner now missing in our area, offered a $5000 reward for information leading to him and to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved in his disappearance, said Heather Miller, an advocate working with the Nor-Cal Alliance for the Missing.

Joseph last spoke to family in late June. He told them he was headed north to Humboldt County. (See earlier stories below.) His family believes he was on his way to both Arcata and to property in the Hoopa area when he went missing.

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Missing Woman Holly Ann Dickens Thought to Be in Humboldt, CA | Lost Coast Outpost | Humboldt County

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The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance with any information about a missing adult reported to this Office.

On September 11, 2014 at 7:12 PM, a Deputy received information about a missing person that was believed to be traveling through Humboldt County and possibly in the Shelter Cover area. Holly Ann Dickens (attached picture) left the Washington State area and was going to travel to the San Diego area of California, to stay with her sister.

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Louisiana Man Jeff Joseph Believed Missing Was Headed to Humboldt County | Lost Coast Outpost | Humboldt County

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Family of a missing Louisiana man believe he was on his way to Arcata when he disappeared. Family members have repeatedly tried to contact the missing man with no response. The man, Jeff Joseph has missed airplane flights, meetings and personal appointments that were believed to be important to him.

According to family and friends, on Friday, June 20, Jeff Joseph (photo right) left Southern California and headed north towards Humboldt County. Joseph currently lives in Louisiana but frequently came back to the West Coast to visit family. When he was on this side of the country, he would often travel to our area.

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

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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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HCSO looking for Teresa Wold missing woman who has not been seen since an event in Blue Lake on Sunday – Times-Standard Online

Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

On Sunday at approximately 1245 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a telephone call from a male subject who identified himself as Steven Pettit. Pettit wanted to report his live-in girlfriend of 22 years, identified as Teresa Marie Wold, as a missing person.

Pettit told a Sheriff’s Deputy that he and Wold had attended an event at the E&O Bowl in Blue Lake on Saturday. Wold rode her motorcycle to the event and Pettit drove a separate vehicle.

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REGIONAL: Authorities seek information about missing woman Shannon Sundberg

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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA – Humboldt County authorities are seeking information regarding the whereabouts of a Weott woman who did not return home following a Thursday appointment.

Shannon Paige Sundberg, 33, was reported as a missing person and overdue motorist by her husband at 2 a.m. Friday, according to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.

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Family seeks help finding missing man Ryan Palmer – Times-Standard Online

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On Friday, approximately 8 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a high risk missing person. The mother of Ryan Matthew Grammer, 33 years old, reported he was last seen at her residence on Nedra Avenue, Eureka on 12-15-2013 after they had been in an argument. Ryan left her residence on foot. He does not own a vehicle.

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