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Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office press release:
On Tuesday Dec. 11, 2018 an autopsy was performed on the previously unidentified human remains located in the Eel River in Piercy on Dec. 5, 2018. The Mendocino County Coroner’s Office was able to positively identify the decedent as that of Bruce Allen Thompson, 52 years of age, out of Santa Rosa.
The decedent had last been seen by a relative in Eureka on Nov. 13 when he left, saying he was going back home in Sonoma County. The relative did not hear from the decedent by Nov. 15 and learned that he’d missed a medical appointment. The decedent had been suffering from depression due to a serious decline in his health recently. A missing persons case was then filed with the Santa Rosa Police Department.
The cause and manner of death are not available due to additional medical tests being conducted.