The Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release that on Jan. 9 it received a report of skeletal remains located inside an abandoned camp trailer and since has determined the remains to be human.
The press release said deputies found two items of property that strongly indicated the remains to be those of Anthony Salazar, born in 1976. The sheriff’s office is awaiting DNA testing for confirmation.
Deputies said Salazar’s family has been notified.
“We realize that there is more than one missing person case, not only within our region but also in the areas adjacent to us,” the sheriff’s office said on its Facebook page. “It is our hope that by sharing the information we have, people impacted by those cases won’t be left wondering if their loved one is the person involved with this matter.”
The remains likely had been in the trailer for more than a year, according to the press release.
The trailer was found at 208 Elk Valley Rd., on commercial property used by Elk Valley Storage.
Deputies said the cause of death has yet to be determined.
The sheriff’s office has asked anyone with information about the case to call 707-464-4191 and press zero to speak with a dispatcher.