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Date Released: 12/6/2013
Subject: Missing Person
Contact: Lt. Steve Knight
Case No#: 201306059
Released By: Lt. Steve Knight

Location: Loleta

On 12-06-2013, at approximately 7:30 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing person. The mother of Kenneth Ray Richards reported that her son had been taking care of her residence, located in the 3100 block of Table Bluff Road, Loleta while she was out of town for the last week. On 11-29-2013, she spoke with Kenneth on the telephone and everything was fine. When she arrived home on 12-4-2013, he was gone. She checked with neighbors and they had not seen him. A deputy located a witness who saw Kenneth near the intersection of Quinn Road and Table Bluff Road on 12-4-2013 during the day, and the witness told the deputy Kenneth seemed disoriented.

The mother told the investigating deputies that Kenneth has been known to take walks to Table Bluff or down to the South Jetty. He does not have a car. The mother told investigating deputies this is very unusual for Kenneth.

Kenneth Ray Richards is described as: White male adult, 30 years old, 5’9” tall, 150 lbs, blond short hair, blue eyes. He is believed to be wearing yellow or blue jacket and a black DC hat.


Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.
Mike Downey
Sheriff