Breaking news: Remains of missing woman found off Janesville Grade embankment
A man identified by the Lassen County Sheriff’s Department as “a private citizen” spotted McDonald’s green 1996 Eagle Talon at the bottom of an embankment about four miles up the Janesville Grade.
The Talon was at the bottom of a 100-150 embankment, according to Diamond View Principal Patty Gunderson, who was at the scene.
The man called the sheriff’s department; investigators responded and used Global Positioning Satellite technology to determine the wreckage was located about 100 feet over the Plumas County line.
They then notified the Plumas County Coroner to respond and take over the investigation. Plumas County Chief Deputy Coroner Gerald Hedrick is now in charge of the investigation. The California Highway Patrol out of Quincy is also investigating what caused the Talon to leave the roadway.
The Lassen County Search and Rescue Team also responded and helped Plumas investigators with their coroner’s case, according to Lassen County Lt. Dean Growden.
Search and Rescue Commander Bob Trussell met with more than 20 Susanville School District Employees who gathered at 8 a.m. on Friday, April 6 at Meadow View School in north Susanville. They had planned to meet with Trussell to get information on how search for McDonald. The search was scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning, April 7.
Thirty to 40 volunteers from the school district, including aides, custodians and maintenance people planned to help with the search.
Friends say McDonald disappeared after a misunderstanding with her husband, who is a custodian for the Janesville School District. Lassen County Sheriff’s investigators asked the public on Monday, April 2, for information about McDonald. The department received a report that she was last seen at 3:30 p.m. on March 29. She was reportedly distraught after the disagreement with her husband.
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