On Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at approximately 10:00 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office located missing person Taren Joseph Ray Aubrey. Deputies were able to locate Aubrey because of the aid of a California Highway Patrol (CHP) helicopter. Aubrey had fallen down two embankments during his four day ordeal. Aubrey was flown to a local hospital by the CHP helicopter and was treated for minor injuries and severe dehydration. While Aubrey was in the hospital it was learned he had felony warrants out of Yreka. Deputies responded to the hospital and when Aubrey was released he was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for his outstanding felony warrants.
On Monday, September 28, 2015 at approximately 00:29 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing person from Yreka. The reporting party, (RP), stated that her brother-in-law, and his nephew, Taren Joseph Rae Aubrey, age 19, went on a hunting trip in the Orleans area on Wednesday, September 23, 2015. On Thursday, September 24, 2015, the brother-in-law and Aubrey separated and planned to meet at a specific location near Whiteys Peak at a certain time but Aubrey never showed up. The RP stated her brother-in-law has been searching for Aubrey with one or two other people.
The Sheriff’s Office initiated a Search and Rescue (SAR). There are two deputies and one sergeant searching for Aubrey along with members of the POSSE. Additional deputies are en route. The Sheriff’s Office has coordinated efforts with California Highway Patrol (CHP) for helicopter resources.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.