UPDATE 9:37am: The person found was Michael Dieters age 43, a transient from Fort Bragg,CA.
Yesterday morning, a worker for the Skunk Train discovered a body floating in Pudding Creek near the 2.55 mile marker.
Mendocino County Sheriffs Deputies were notified just before noon and responded to the location. They were able to remove the body from the creek and were able to identify is as the person was known to the officers. They are currently attempting to contact the next of kin.
Mendocino County Sheriffs Detectives now are in the process of investigating cause of death.
A forensic examination of the deceased is expected to be conducted today.
According to the sheriffs Dept., “Further information will be released, once the next of kin is advised of the death and pathology results are finalized.”