Man Found in Van Duzen ID'd as Missing Spaniard


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The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man whose body was found on Van Duzen River bar last week as Spaniard Iván Liñan Cano, who went missing  in late November while suffering from a mental health crisis. He was 31.

The professional mountain climber had leaped out of a car on Nov. 28 after attacking the driver while on State Route 36 near Carlotta and ran into the woods. Law enforcement initiated a four-day search for Liñan Cano and had followed up on several leads.

His family then enlisted the help of the private investigation firm Cook & Associates, which the sheriff’s office credited for helping to identify Liñan Cano’s body. He is one of several people featured in this week’s Journal, which includes a list of every person listed as missing from Humboldt County in the California Attorney General's missing persons database.

According to Liñan Cano’s family, he had been working at a Trinity County cannabis farm near Mad River but had a ticket to return home to Spain.

Read the full release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office below:
The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified the body found on the Van Duzen River bar on Feb. 5, 2018 as missing Spanish national Iván Linan. Linan’s cause and manner of death are still under investigation. The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank Cook & Associates, a private firm hired by family members, for helping expedite the identification process.

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