Body Found in Sierra County Believed to Be Missing Caltrans Worker

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UPDATE: A body found Tuesday, June 25, is believed to be that of missing Caltrans worker Patrick McCarthy, according to the Sierra County Sheriff's Office.

Tuesday morning, SCSO got a call about a suspicious vehicle near the Treasure Mountain Loop Road just northwest of the Little Truckee Summit in Eastern Sierra County. Deputies found one man dead inside the Ford Ranger pickup.

The truck was identified as belonging to Patrick McCarthy of Doyle, California. McCarthy, a Susanville Cal-Trans employee, was reported missing on June 3, 2013 to the Lassen County Sheriff's Office. Although the occupant of the vehicle has not been positively identified, the remains are believed to be that of Patrick McCarthy.

McCarthy's family members have been notified, and deputies are working to positively identify the remains. Although the cause of death is still under investigation, deputies do not suspect foul play


SUSANVILLE, CA - Caltrans employees across Northern California are donating personal leave time to participate in the search for missing co-worker Patrick McCarthy. McCarthy, 45 years old, is a Caltrans Equipment Operator in Susanville. He called in sick to work on June 3, 2013. His neighbor saw his truck that afternoon in McCarthy’s hometown of Doyle, CA. He has not been seen or heard from since.

McCarthy’s family has filed a missing person’s report with the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office. He is described as a Caucasian male, 6’2” tall, 215 lbs. He has brown, short hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen driving a maroon 2004 extended cab Ford Ranger with California License plates #82362B1. Authorities and Caltrans workers have been searching for him in Susanville, Portola, Doyle, Taylorsville, Beckwourth and Goose Lake.

If you have any information on his whereabouts, please contact the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office at (530) 257-6121.