HCSO: Missing man found dead in McKinleyville field by a family member Friday

44-year-old Demetrious Gabriel Goodwin was found deceased Friday. (PHOTO: Thana Redhawk)

The body of a deceased man was found in a field in McKinleyville Friday afternoon, according to the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office (HCSO).

On June 22, at about 12:30 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the 1500 block of Hiller Road in McKinleyville for the report of a body found in a field.

The body has been identified as that of 44-year-old Demetrious Gabriel Goodwin, according to the HCSO. Goodwin was reported missing on June 17 after he failed to meet family members at a pre-scheduled time on June 15. A family member checking areas known to be frequently traveled through or inhabited by transients discovered Goodwin’s body in the field among heavy brush.

Goodwin’s autopsy is scheduled for early next week, and the sheriff's office says foul play is not suspected. Anyone with information regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the sheriff's office at 707-445-7251 or the sheriff's office crime tip line at 707-268-2539.

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