William Elliot

The family of a man missing from the Lewiston area and the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public’s help in locating the man.

The Sheriff’s Office said on Aug. 11, family members of William Elliott, 73, contacted the Sheriff’s Office and advised that Elliott had not been seen or heard from since Aug. 5.

Elliott had moved to the Lewiston area several months prior, although he no longer had a permanent residence in the area. 

Sheriff’s logs from the date Elliot was reported missing indicate that family reported Elliot had been kicked out of a location and was going to live in his car with his cat.

The Sheriff’s Office said Elliott’s vehicle was located on Aug. 11 parked on the shoulder of Trinity Dam Boulevard near Highway 299. The vehicle had been unoccupied and in good condition. Witness contacts showed that the vehicle had been in its found location since Aug. 5.

A search of the vehicle was conducted, but provided little information pertaining to Elliot’s potential whereabouts. Several ground searches of the area near the vehicle were also conducted, and have thus far led to no new information, the Sheriff’s Office said.

There is no current information to suggest that Elliot has been the victim of any crime, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Anyone who has had recent contact with and/or seen Elliot is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Josh Ford at 530-623-8106 or by e-mail at jford@trinitycounty.org


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