California Forest Remains in 2020: Man Missing since 2006


A man missing since 2006 was identified by human remains discovered in Branscomb, California in May 2020. New York Post reported.

According to authoritiesThe remains are the partial remains of David Virgil Neily of Albion (he was reported missing in July 2006).

Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office detectives stated that they had sent DNA samples taken from remains discovered last year to several agencies before receiving a positive match last month. 

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office claims that no evidence of trauma has been found on the body recovered.

The police statement stated that Neily was found approximately three-and a half miles from where his car had been found.

Police are still investigating what happened with Neily.

“We’re not giving up hope that we can find out what happened to him. We’re not giving up,”Lisa Neily – The Associated PressSunday

Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office asks anyone with information regarding the last known location of Neily to call Detective Alex Johnston at 707 463-4086, or the Sheriff’s Office tipline at 707 234-2100.