The Sheriff’s Office has been continuing with the investigation into the reported disappearance of Rick Turner. After disseminating a photo of Mr. Turner to the media and soliciting the public’s help, the Sheriff’s Office received information that Mr. Turner may have been the same person reported as found deceased on December 24, 2015 in the area of the McConnell Foundation’s property, located on the northern end of Shasta View Dr.
The Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit contacted the Coroner’s Office with this information. It was determined an adult male had in fact been recovered from that location on December 24, 2015.
The Coroner’s Office worked with investigators on establishing the identity of the decedent. Mr. Turner was reported missing on December 28th, 2015.
Using known identifiers associated with Mr. Turner, the Coroner’s Office was able to successfully confirm Mr. Turner’s identity. The autopsy revealed the cause of death as natural.
We would like to thank the public for their assistance in helping us identify the decedent and bring closer for Mr. Turner’s family.