Cause of death identified after body found in McKay tract, Coroner's office seeks details on Shelter Cove body
The Humboldt County Coroner’s office has determined a cause of death for a body recently found in the McKay tract.
The body of 60-year-old John Wayne Hill was found by a man walking his dog off a nearby trail on August 19th in a wooded area near Redwood Acres Fairgrounds. The coroner’s office reported the remains looked to have been in the area they were found for about 2 weeks.
After an autopsy Friday, the office says Hill died of natural causes.
The office is also working to identify a male body found floating off the coast of Shelter Cove on Friday, August 23rd.
The coroner’s office has released a description hoping anyone with information will come forward. The male is about 5’4”, 125 lbs., between the ages of 35 and 55, with brown short hair and a scruffy brown and gray beard.
They believe the body had been in the water for 2 to 3 days, up to a week.
If you have any information on this person’s identity you’re asked to call the Humboldt County Coroner at 707-445-7242.
Would you like to see other North Coast police departments use body cameras?