On 08/04/15 at about 11:20 AM, the Sheriff’s Office received a call that 45 year-old missing person Edward Cavanaugh may have been found. The caller was a member of the family’s search effort who located a motorcycle matching the description of Edward’s and a deceased person nearby. The location was off the established OHV trail system in rugged brush filled terrain west of Slate Mountain.
At about the same time, the Cavanaugh family had gathered at the Sheriff’s Office and was informed of the discovery. They offered the following, “Our family would like to thank every single individual who has worked so hard to bring Ed home. We are overwhelmed with the kindness, generosity and support that has been shown by all in finding Ed. It truly is a testament to Ed’s extraordinary spirit and beautiful soul. Ed has touched so many lives in countless ways. We hope all who love Ed find comfort in knowing that his bright spirit is with us all during this heartbreaking time.”
The decedent has yet to be positively identified. Sheriff’s Office OES (Office of Emergency Services) personnel, detectives, and CHP Helicopter H20 responded to the scene. The investigation will continue with the Coroner’s Office.
Lt. Tom Murdoch