The Humboldt County Coroner's Office has identified the body found by a hiker Feb. 21 in the Mattole Beach area as that of Hana Hammer, who was reported missing Feb. 2.
Hammer, 45, was last seen in the Petrolia area Jan. 25. According to a Facebook page launched to bring attention to her disappearance, her car was found on another property in the area with her wallet, keys and backpack still inside.
Hammer's cause and manner of death remain under investigation.
See the full sheriff's office press release copied below:
Date: 03/29/2018 Prepared by: S. Karges
Case Number: 201800891/567 Subject: Body identified as missing person
The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified the body recovered in the Mattole Beach
area as that of missing person Hana Hammer.
A hiker located Hammer’s body in the Mattole Beach area on Feb. 21, 2018.
Hammer was last seen in the Petrolia area on Jan. 25, and was reported missing on Feb. 2.
Hammer’s official cause and manner of death are undetermined at this time.