- Law Enforcement Seeking Woman and 3-Year-Old Who Went Missing After Serious Highway 101 Wreck Near Confusion Hill
From the California Highway Patrol:
ThursdayFriday, December 4, 2020, at 11 AM, the CHP Humboldt Communications Center received a report of a female pedestrian with a juvenile on US-101, north of Leggett, who appeared in distress. Upon CHP officers’ arrival, the female pedestrian and the juvenile were confirmed to be Ms. Trinity Leigh Bray and her 3-year-old son, Anthony Florentine-Perez, who were last seen walking away from a major injury traffic collision on US-101 near Confusion Hill on November 30, 2020. Bray and Florentine-Perez, who were since reported as missing and endangered, were found in stable condition and transported to a nearby hospital where they are receiving medical care.
Following the traffic collision on November 30, Mendocino County Sheriff Department Search and Rescue personnel conducted a comprehensive multi-day search of the area near the traffic collision. The search included a team of search and rescue members on foot, aerial drones, FLIR thermal imaging equipment, a search of the Eel River by Southern Humboldt Technical Rescue, and a CHP helicopter aerial search. A search of the area, which included steep terrain, resulted in no obvious signs of Bray and Florentine-Perez having been in the area.
The CHP is grateful for this positive outcome and is still working to gather details regarding what occurred between the accident and the pair’s discovery.
The CHP would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance in successfully locating Bray and Florentine-Perez: Leggett Valley Volunteer Fire Department, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), MCSO Search and Rescue, and Southern Humboldt Technical Rescue.