Missing Cal-Trans Worker’s Vehicle Located in Eastern Sierra County

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Updated: 6/26/2013 9:27 am
SIERRA COUNTY, CA (MyNews4.com) -- Sierra County Sheriff Deputies believe the body in an unoccupied vehicle found on Tuesday is a Susanville Cal-Trans employee missing since June 3.

Around 6:30 a.m., the Sheriff's Office received information about a suspicious vehicle located near the Treasure Mountain Loop Road just northwest of the Little Truckee Summit in Eastern Sierra County. Deputies met with the reporting party, a local resident who located the vehicle in the remote area of the Tahoe National Forest while horse back riding. At about 9 a.m., deputies arrived at the vehicle and discovered the sole male occupant was deceased.

The vehicle, a maroon 2004 extended cab Ford Ranger, was identified as belonging to Patrick McCarthy, of Doyle, CA. McCarthy, a Susanville Cal-Trans employee, was reported missing on June 3, 2013 to the Lassen County Sheriff's Office.

Although the occpuant of the vehicle has not been positively identified, the Sierra County Sheriff's Office believes the remains are to be that of McCarthy. McCarthy's family members have been notified and deputies are working to identify the remains.

Although the cause of death is still under investigation, deputies do not suspect foul play.


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Kramer - 6/26/2013 10:21 AM
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I am deeply sympathetic to the family, having lived in NE CA for most of the 90's. Yet i am intolerant of oxymorons like "a body in" an "unoccupied vehicle". This is the result of clumsy and over-wordy syntax; entirely voluntary, like the citizen who reported.

Kramer - 6/26/2013 10:18 AM
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see also: both signs aproaching the state line on 395 S: Border Town, and Bordertown. DUH

Kramer - 6/26/2013 10:16 AM
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It's Caltrans, just like NDOT, except it's an invented word instead of an acronym. Why the hyphen, Nv4? "horseback" is one word. Edit out 'vehicle, a' and 'identified as belonging to' and use 'The maroon' 2004... and 'belonged to' ("according to DMV records" covers this delicate issue, Nv4, and clears up the muddled tense). Simply state the facts, not oblique wordage refering to Whatever means they were established; by the fact that an Authority kept the records in a mayonnaise jar on Funk & Wagnalls porch since noon yesterday...EDIT
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