UPDATE: Coroner ID’s body found on Del Norte hiking trail
GASQUET- The Del Norte County Coroner’s Office has identified the man’s body that was found on a hiking trial near Gasquet. The man has been identified as 52-year-old Robert Essex of Sacramento.
The body was found on Saturday on top of a sleeping bag by two hikers off French Hill Road. An autopsy was performed on Wednesday. Deputies with the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office confirm that Essex died of natural causes.
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