Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office press release: 


This is the photo that was sent out to local media outlets by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office

On 11/28/17 at about 8:00 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office received a call of a disturbance near mile post marker 12 on Highway 36 (Carlotta area).

It was reported that Spanish National Ivan Linan was suffering from some type of mental health crisis. Linan was riding in a vehicle with another person who stopped in the Carlotta area when Linan demanded to leave the vehicle. Linan assaulted the driver and ran into the nearby woods. Deputies responded and checked the area, but were unable to locate Linan. Early this morning the Humboldt County Search and Recuse Posse arrived in the area and began a search for Linan.

Linan is reported to only speak broken English.

Ivan Linan is described as a light complected male, in his 30s, approximately 5‘8” tall, 165 pounds, thin build, brown hair, brown eyes, “reddish” colored mustache/beard. He was last seen wearing a black, “mountain jacket,” dark colored waterproof “mountain pants.”

Anyone with information regarding Linan’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251